Deputies recently responded to a report of a possible police impersonator in Rochester Hills, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
A suspect in a silver BMW, later identified as Christian Katan Mansoor, attempted to pull over an off-duty Waterford Township police officer, officials said.
According to the off-duty officer, the teen allegedly passed her and she decided to follow him to confront him. When doing so, she identified herself as a real police officer and Mansoor told her he was an officer with the 12th Precinct of the Detroit Police Department.
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The off-duty officer asked him for identification and he said he needed to grab it from his vehicle. However, Mansoor allegedly returned to his car and fled the scene, police said.
The off-duty officer followed Mansoor to a trailer park, but she lost him, police said. Deputies were eventually able to locate the suspect as he was removing the license plates from the BMW and attempted to place them on another BMW he owned, authorities said.
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Mansoor again tried to run from police, but he was arrested after a brief foot chase and charged with impersonating a public officer, according to officials. He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
Sheriff Michael Bouchard said, "Individuals that pose as police officers present a threat to the public and undermine legitimate law enforcement."
Bouchard advised anyone that “had a similar incident with this described automobile or this pictured individual” to please contact the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
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