Auburn Hills police arrest man for impersonating a cop

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Auburn Hills — Authorities arrested a 37-year-old Flat Rock man who appears to have been impersonating a police officer, they said Thursday.

An Auburn Hills police officer came into contact with the suspect after conducting a traffic stop at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on northbound Interstate 75 near Lapeer Road, officials said in a post on the department's Facebook page.

Auburn Hills police said a man was arrested, accused of impersonating a police officer.

The officer stopped the vehicle, a sliver 2012 Dodge Charger, because of an improper window tint and a suspicious lights in the windows, they said in the post.

During the traffic stop, the officer saw a laptop computer mounted to the vehicle's center console and a loss prevention badge next to it, authorities said. The driver also did not have a driver's license on him.

The officer later found the driver had a suspended license and numerous warrants for his arrest for the crime, police said.

He searched the vehicle and found a BB gun that resembled a Glock handgun, a bullet-proof-style vest with police patches on it and a can of pepper spray. One of the patches on the vest said "Michigan Police Attorney General," according to authorities.

He also found the man's vehicle had a functioning police siren on it.

Auburn Hills Police are asking anyone who may have had an encounter with the suspect to call them at (248) 370-9460.

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