WUHAN CITY, China, July 20 (UPI) -- Chinese police said a disgruntled girlfriend led to the arrest of a man accused of posing as an officer and converting his home into a fake police station.
Police in Wuhan City said the man's girlfriend went to police when he threatened to post a sexually explicit video of the couple online, and investigators discovered the man had been posing as an officer named "Inspector Lei" for at least two years.
Investigators said the fake inspector had sirens on his car and his apartment was converted into a fake police station, complete with an interrogation room featuring a Chinese flag and a bust of Mao Zedong.
Police said the man was posing as on officer for a moneymaking scheme that involved selling falsified Public Security Bureau documents and warrants to members of the public.
The man's girlfriend said she started to doubt his honesty after some of her friends told her that he had been flirting with them online. She said he claimed to have been an officer in the military before becoming a police officer.
Police said the man admitted to planting a GPS tracking device in the woman's car while it was undergoing repairs.
The items seized from the apartment include forged documents, fake police uniforms, GPS devices, pinhole cameras, handcuffs and batons.