Man posing as cop pulls over motorist who turns out to be a real officer

An off-duty sergeant was driving when Brandon Freeman, 29, turned on flashing red lights and signaled the sergeant to pull over


By Chueyee Yang
The Fresno Bee

VISALIA, Calif. — A man pretending to be a police officer was arrested Monday after he tried to make a traffic stop on an off-duty sergeant in Tulare, Visalia police said.

An off-duty sergeant was driving near Mooney and Cartmill avenues at 11:45 p.m. when Brandon Freeman, 29, driving a 2008 white Buick sedan, turned on flashing red lights and signaled the sergeant to pull over for a traffic stop.

Brandon Freeman, 29, was interviewed and arrested for impersonating an officer and for additional charges. (Photo/Visalia PD)
Brandon Freeman, 29, was interviewed and arrested for impersonating an officer and for additional charges. (Photo/Visalia PD)

The sergeant continued to drive, however, and communicated with on-duty officers to arrange for a traffic stop on Freeman’s car.

Freeman was interviewed and arrested for impersonating an officer and for additional charges. A passenger in Freeman’s car was arrested for outstanding felony warrants.

©2018 The Fresno Bee (Fresno, Calif.)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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