A MAN who pretended to be a police officer to get cheap food from a pasta restaurant has had his last discounted meal.
When the 30-year-old turned up at Springwood's Fasta Pasta last night, the real police were waiting and arrested him.
The lurk had gone on for about 12 months before managers became suspicious and rang police to complain.
Officers said his alleged ``method of operation'' involved flashing a pretend police badge and demanding discounted food.
He has been charged with impersonating a police officer and will appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on April 30.