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Mental patient posing as decorated Marine arrested in San Diego

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A Colorado man who claimed to be a decorated Marine but was really a mental patient is in custody in San Diego.

FBI agents arrested Richard Strandlof downtown Friday.

The former mental patient is accused of posing as Marine Captain Rick Duncan in Colorado.

According to veterans, Strandlof told them he served three tours in Iraq, survived the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the Pentagon and received medals for bravery.

A background check exposed Strandlof in May after he claimed to work for a U.S. senator.

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