Cop impersonator is going to jail after he pulled over a real cop

A man in Michigan pretending to be a police officer who pulled over a real cop will be going to jail, The Kansas City Star reported.

An off-duty Waterford Township officer called for help on April 3, saying someone in a BMW with flashing red and blue lights “positioned his vehicle behind hers in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop.”

When the pretend cop passed the off-duty officer, she followed him “to confront him,” the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

When she identified herself as a police officer, she asked to see the 18-year-old man’s identification, to which he said he would retrieve it from his car. When he got to his car, he jumped in and drove away.

The off-duty officer gave chase but lost sight of him. When police later caught up with him, they found him switching the BMW’s license plate with a license plate from another BMW he owned.

The man tried to flee again, but was apprehended. He was charged with impersonating a public officer and released on a $5,000 bond.

He was sentenced to one year in jail on June 22.

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