Alleged police impersonator arrested after pulling over real detective | News.com.au (external - login to view)
A LONG Island man faces impersonation charges after police said a driver he pulled over for a traffic stop turned out to be a legitimate detective.
Suffolk County Police said 35-year-old Victor Alfaro-Marquez of Selden was arrested last night (local time), hours after the attempted traffic stop.
Detective William Zambito was driving home from work at about 4.30am when an unmarked car with flashing lights and sirens stopped him. When Detective Zambito told Mr Alfaro-Marquez he was an off-duty officer, police said Mr Alfaro-Marquez fled the scene.
Mr Alfaro-Marquez was arrested at his home. Police recovered two badges, handcuffs, a pellet pistol in a holster and a Drug Enforcement Agency baseball hat and shirt.
He was released on bail on a charge of criminal impersonation.
There was no telephone listing for Mr Alfaro-Marquez in Selden, New York.
I'm trying to figure out why someone would be stupid enough to pull such a stunt...... was he planning on robbing him or just doing it for the fun of it?
Better yet, did he have a legit reason to pull over the detective, such as speeding or reckless driving?