Sex offender arrested while posing as NC fair inspector

Tyrone Szabo Image from: Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a registered sex offender has been arrested at the North Carolina State Fair, where he was posing as an inspector of rides for small children.

Local media outlets report that someone noticed a man acting strangely at the fair on Tuesday and told authorities. Officers ran a check on 64-year-old Tyrone Szabo and found that he is on the state’s sex offender registry.

Szabo was convicted in 2006 on multiple counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

On Tuesday, he was booked into the Wake County jail on charges of impersonating a public officer and being a sex offender on premises where children were present. It wasn’t immediately known if Szabo had an attorney.

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