‘I’m The Sheriff. Who Are You?’ Phony Michigan Cop Busted [Video]
When a Michigan Sheriff passed a 'law enforcement' vehicle he was puzzled. It didn't look like any of his patrol cars. Or any other patrol car for that matter.
Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told clickondetroit.com that he was suspicious of the vehicle immediately.
“Initially, to me, it looked exactly like a police car. It was a police car, it had the push bumpers, a whole light array on the back. It said ‘police interceptor dial 911’ as well as ‘K-9 stay back,'” Bouchard said.
When he got closer to the vehicle he noticed a decal on the side that read, “emergency response.”
“I was like, ‘That’s not a police car. Something weird is going on here,'" he said.
He ran the license and found out it was registered to an individual, not a police department, so he pulled it over.
“He looks at me and says, ‘Who are you?’ And I said, ‘I’m the sheriff. Who are you?'" Bouchard said.
The vehicle was outfitted with fake radar equipment, dispatch computers and there was a loaded 45 caliber Glock pistol sitting on the passenger seat.
The driver was taken into custody for impersonating an officer, and now Bouchard has issued a statement asking if any Oakland County residents have been pulled over by the phony officer.
The Weird thing is, this isn't the first time they've caught a phony cop in that area, check out this story from last fall.