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Police: Fake officer tried to pull over off-duty US cop

Police: Fake officer's attempt to pull over off-duty US cop leads to misdemeanor charge

Police: Fake officer tried to pull over off-duty US cop

NORTH KINGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities in the United States say a man pretending to be a police officer was caught and charged because the driver targeted by his bogus traffic stop was a real officer.

Police in North Kingsville, Ohio say an off-duty officer was stopped Sunday night by the alleged impersonator, who was driving a black sport utility vehicle with red and blue emergency-style lights. Village police Chief Hugh Flanigan tells a local newspaper that the unarmed man in civilian clothes repeatedly tried to convince the officer that he was a real lawman, but eventually drove away.

Flanigan says the officer contacted village police, who found the suspect within minutes. A prosecutor says the 42-year-old man faces a misdemeanor charge of impersonating an officer.

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Information from: The Star-Beacon, http://www.starbeacon.com


Updated : 2021-09-18 06:15 GMT+08:00