Who is Robert Hallick? Tennessee man impersonating Barack Obama forges his signature on gun permit application
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE: Robert Hallick from Tennessee was arrested last Thursday for an illegal gun permit application. The Chattanooga man reportedly forged former President Barack Obama's name on a handgun permit application, according to reports. He is accused of using 'President Barack H. Obama' after usage of his real name on the form saw the permit being denied for the first time last year.
Hallick was arrested by Chattanooga officers and was charged with perjury, forgery and identity theft. According to a WTVC report, Hallick also sent a $50 check and a letter with the official United States of America seal in the second application. This landed him in soup.
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Who is Robert Hallick?
The Chattanooga man resorted to forgery after being denied the permit for the first time in November. The reason being his active arrest warrant in Michigan, according to an affidavit that said: Robert Joseph Hallick was sent a denial letter from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Handgun Permit Unit on November 19 of 2020 due to "Adjudicated or Committed Mental Defective and Active Warrant" in Michigan.
It is a violation of state law to forge a person's name on a gun permit application, the WTCV report said. He was booked into Hamilton County Jail. As per Bearing Arms, there was a strange twist to the tale. Hallick's personal FB page sees him claim that he's indeed Barack Obama. He describes himself as the “former President of the United States. The same goes on his Twitter page where he claims it is used by Obama, although it has his own profile picture. The site also speculated if he was mentally ill and if so, then he could use some help.
To make matters even stranger, Hallick’s own Facebook page contains the claim that he’s actually Barack Obama, describing himself as the “former President of the United States. Hallick’s Twitter account, which was created in April of 2019, also claims to be run by Obama, though Hallick himself appears in the profile’s picture. Hallick is even offering a hand-built clock allegedly created and signed by Barack Obama.
According to Criminal Defense Lawyer, "Forgery is considered a felony in all fifty states and is punishable by a range of penalties including jail or prison time, significant fines, probation, and restitution (compensating the victim for money or goods stolen as a result of the forgery). Some states, however, consider certain types of forgery misdemeanor offenses, which are punished more leniently than felony offenses (with a maximum incarceration period of one year in most states)."