facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Police: Fake cop pulled over real one in Florida

Dec. 31, 2013 at 4:48 PM   |   Comments

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a man who flashed red and blue lights at police and claimed to be a federal officer was arrested for impersonating law enforcement.

Tampa Police said a man with red and blue lights on his Chevrolet Tahoe used the lights to pull over a Tampa officer late Sunday to inform the officer of a reckless driver in Ybor City, McClatchy newspapers' MCT Regional News service reported Tuesday.

Jonathan Charles Stevens, 24, told the officer he was a Department of Homeland Security officer, but Tampa police determined his vehicle was not registered as a police, emergency or government vehicle.

Stevens, who wore a badge around his neck, admitted he was not a government officer and did not have a concealed weapons permit for his Glock .45-caliber handgun, the report said.

Stevens was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer, unlawful use of blue lights and carrying a concealed firearm.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said Stevens was previously arrested Sept. 7 when deputies saw him use the red and blue lights on his Tahoe and a siren to pull a woman over in the Ellenton Outlet Mall parking lot.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Bear cub takes a stroll through Oregon drug store Bear cub takes a stroll through Oregon drug store
2
Lovelorn Chinese woman lived at KFC for a week Lovelorn Chinese woman lived at KFC for a week
3
Town cancels trick-or-treating due to polar bears Town cancels trick-or-treating due to polar bears
4
Ebola plush toys are big sellers Ebola plush toys are big sellers
5
44,000 pounds of beer stolen from Miller High Life big rig in Florida 44,000 pounds of beer stolen from Miller High Life big rig in Florida
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback