Oops! Pretend cop pulls over real cop (Thinkstock)
Oops! Pretend cop pulls over real cop
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Officials in northeast Ohio say a man pretended to be a police officer. He has been caught. Turns out, the driver targeted by his fake traffic stop was a real officer.
 
Police in North Kingsville say an off-duty Youngstown officer was stopped Aug. 2. The real officer was stopped by the suspected fake officer. The man was driving a black sport utility vehicle. It had red and blue emergency-style lights.
 
Village police Chief Hugh Flanigan spoke with The Star-Beacon newspaper. It's in Ashtabula. Flanigan said the man was dressed in civilian clothes. The man was not carrying a weapon. Flanigan said the man tried to make the Youngstown officer believe that he was a real lawman. Eventually, the fake cop drove away.
 
Flanigan says the real officer called the village police. They found the suspect. It didn't take long, only minutes. A lawyer says the 42-year-old suspect is from North Kingsville. The man faces a charge of pretending to be an officer.

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COMMENTS (5)
  • davidb.-her
    8/24/2015 - 09:17 a.m.

    WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT! DO YOUR JOB MAN!

  • makanip-
    8/27/2015 - 03:33 p.m.

    why would people act like a officer that is just wrong the officers are their to protect people and not mess around.

  • calebr-
    8/27/2015 - 03:46 p.m.

    what a knucklehead

  • kyled-2929778-
    8/27/2015 - 03:50 p.m.

    you would have to watch

  • bb-bla
    10/14/2015 - 02:42 p.m.

    Cops don't mess around. That is not right for people to pretend to be a cop. I'm sure that it is illegal to do that.

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