Alleged Vince Young impersonator held, pending extradition decision

The Prince George's County man authorities said impersonated backup Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young and took $2,500 from a woman was ordered held in D.C. jail Thursday while Texas authorities decide whether to send for him.

D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Karen Howze ordered Stephan A. Pittman, 33, of Fort Washington, held through Tuesday, when Texas authorities are to decide whether to extradite him on charges that he violated the terms of his probation in connection with a 2009 sexual assault in Dallas.

If Texas officials do not extradite Pittman, another hearing will be held Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court. In that case, Howze ordered, Pittman would be released on the conditions that he undergo drug and alcohol treatment, keep off the streets between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and stay away from the alleged victim and the 200 block of I St. SW.

Each time the judge asked Pittman whether he understood the conditions of the release, he replied, "Yes ma'am."

Pittman, who according to court records stands 6-feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds — the same height at which the Eagles list Young, but several pounds lighter — was charged with first-degree felony fraud in connection with a June 9 interaction in which he allegedly told a District woman he met online that he was Young and wanted the woman to become involved with his foundation.

During a subsequent in-person meeting, Pittman allegedly told the woman the foundation would provide shoes and clothing to children in the victim's community. He asked her to donate $5,000, according to court records, promising her a salary for three years and donations to children in her neighborhood.

The woman told Pittman she did not have $5,000, according to court documents, and Pittman then asked for $2,500. The two wrote up an agreement, authorities said, and the woman gave Pittman the money.

Sometime later, according to authorities, the victim tried to contact Pittman but was unable to reach him. When she called a representative for Young, she was told that the man she met was not Young. Pittman was arrested Sept. 23 in Temple Hills in Prince George's County.

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