A Florida man was recently arrested after he pretended to be a cop and pulled over a real cop.
According to WTVJ, Milton Morales-Perez, 46, who works as a security guard, was driving around Miami and ordered a black Ford Taurus to pull over.
However, little did Morales-Perez know that he was pulling over a real cop. As he walked up to the window, Kenia Fallat, a Public Information Officer for the Miami Police Department called for backup.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The police report detailed how Morales-Perez had pulled alongside Fallat’s vehicle, flashed his silver badge while identifying himself as a police officer in Spanish, and then proceeded to order her to hang up her cell phone and pull over.
The Miami Herald reported that two Miami police officers quickly responded to Fallat’s call for backup and confronted Morales-Perez at the scene.
When asked why he had ordered Fallat to pull over her vehicle, Morales-Perez explained that he did so because “it is very dangerous to be on the phone while driving.”
Morales-Perez was eventually taken into custody and charged with one count of impersonating a police officer. If convicted, he faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Let it be a lesson to anyone, never impersonate a police officer. If you are determined to make a citizen’s arrest, contact the police.
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