Texas Man Impersonated Police Officer To “Make People Drive Better”

A Texas man has been arrested for impersonating a police officer after he attempted to pull someone over, New York Post reported.

In Weatherford, a town about 50 miles west of Dallas, police were notified about a suspicious, blue pickup truck. A concerned citizen alerted authorities after a man, later identified as Luciano Amador Velazquez, attempted to pull them over with emergency lights. The victim claims that the 41-year-old had been following him closely for some time prior.

“He further reported the driver of the truck was flashing emergency lights from inside the truck, while attempting to cut him off of the roadway and block his vehicle from leaving the area,” the Parker County Sheriff’s Office explained.

When asked why he was impersonating police, Velasquez told them that he uses the blue and red emergency lights mounted on his dashboard to “make people drive better.” Despite his explanation, the faux cop was immediately placed into police custody.

Velazquez is now facing charges of impersonating a public servant, and is being held at the Parker County Sheriff’s Office on a $15,000 bond.

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