A man is accused of impersonating a police officer and pulling people over in Florida. He was only busted when a real cop pulled up next to him.
Now, authorities are asking anyone who was pulled over by the suspect to contact police.
This week police in Tampa, Florida, said they arrested John Inglis on a charge of impersonating a police officer and violating a risk protection order.
Tampa police had responded to a report of a suspicious SUV with red and blue lights acting like a police officer, according to authorities.
Florida Highway patrol had also investigated a similar incident on I-75 where the suspect took a gun from a pulled-over vehicle, according to authorities.
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The fake cop had activated lights, pulled over victims, approached their vehicle and asked for their information, police said.
A Tampa cop saw the vehicle, driven by Inglis, and watched it pull over a vehicle, authorities said. While holding the driver’s documents, Inglis looked at the officer who had pulled up and gave back the paperwork to the driver.
Inglis then walked towards his vehicle but was arrested before he could get into his car.
Police ask for anyone who was allegedly pulled over by Inglis to contact (813) 231-6130.
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