A Spartanburg man is accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer during a shoplifting incident Tuesday morning at a convenience store.

Deputies responded at 4:22 a.m. to 1696 E. Main St., Spartanburg, for reported shoplifting. The store's clerk told deputies a woman dressed in a black jacket and short blue jean shorts walked into the store and alone, according to a report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

The woman walked over to the store's alcohol section and took a can from the store. She ran out the store's front door and into a white van. The clerk and a witness approached the van and were confronted by a man in the driver's seat deputies said they later identified as Paul Alexander Crawley, 21, of 641 Spring St., Spartanburg.

According to the incident report, Crawley was wearing a black tactical vest displaying a badge on the front that had the letters "security." The clerk told deputies that Crawley identified himself as law enforcement.

The van then drove away on East Main Street toward Interstate 85, according to the report.

Crawley was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with impersonating an officer and shoplifting. The woman accused of stealing the can of alcohol is still being sought.