Report: Fake officer stopped real police agents for speeding, gets arrested
LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Authorities say a man driving a truck with police lights on top made a crucial misstep during a bogus police stop in northern New Mexico.I'll wait for a moment so you can stop laughing.
Police say the two men he pulled over for speeding were real state police agents in an unmarked vehicle.
There are very good reasons that there are stiff penalties for this sort of thing. You want folks to be reasonably sure that when the blue lights kick on, that's a real cop behind them, not some wanna-be with a credit line at PoliceGear.com. You don't want them thinking that it's not a real cop and refusing to pull over - or, worse, running. You want people to be pretty clear that when a vehicle pulls up behind you with a gumball on top, it's legit.
Pulled over an unmarked car, eh Sparky? Oh, you're going to be the belle of the ball in prison, you are. Obviously you're none too bright; unmarked cars are generally pretty easy to spot: they're most often standard police cars in gray, brown, or dark green; they have more antennae than your average automobile; and they're generally driven by men and women who look like Joe or Josephine Friday.
Victim selection fail; thanks for the laugh and enjoy your time in the service of the state...
That is all.
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