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Impersonator Interrupts Prostitution Sting in Detroit

Impersonator Interrupts Prostitution Sting in Detroit

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Detroit Free Press via YellowBrix

January 21, 2010

A man impersonating a Detroit police officer interrupted a prostitution sting being conducted by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on the city’s east side today.

The 51-year-old Detroit man flashed a badge and told an undercover detective to get off the street while she was talking to a potential customer in the area of Vernor and Oakdale about 5 p.m., according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. After the customer ran away, the man, who was driving a red pickup, began following the detective, shouting that he was an officer.

When the detective replied that she was also an officer, the man sped off, and he was stopped a short distance away.

Despite denying that he was carrying a badge, a search of the man’s truck uncovered a loaded .40-caliber gun, a Detroit Police Department badge and clothing with a police department logos, the sheriff’s office said.

The man, who faces one count of impersonating an officer and possibly other charges, is in jail in Hamtramck pending arraignment.

“This is a very bizarre situation that could have become deadly,” said Sheriff Benny Napoleon in a statement. “This guy was so bold as to interrupt officers conducting a sting. … Who knows what other crimes he would commit in the future had our team not taken him down?”

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    JCSO119

    almost 2 years ago

    820 Comments

    Was thinking he was serial killer. Stupidity never shocks me, but someone's intelligence does.

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    swatj10

    over 2 years ago

    760 Comments

    Wow, stupid people never cease to amaze me. This dude is a bonified idiot

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    A_Schumann1970

    over 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    Wow that guy is a sick man and should not be out in the public; he is in danger to himself and others. Great jod taking him down.

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    East_TN_Patriot

    over 4 years ago

    50 Comments

    “This guy was so bold as to interrupt officers conducting a sting. … Who knows what other crimes he would commit in the future had our team not taken him down?”

    As if the knucklehead was aware that he was actually interrupting an undercover sting operation. Come on...

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    Daysend

    over 4 years ago

    902 Comments

    This guy sounds like a serial killer to me. Wonder how many women he's at best harassed at worse left in shallow graves.

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    michael11069

    over 4 years ago

    76 Comments

    where did this local get the badge? good job on locking him up but my concern is what else has this fool done with that badge and weapon

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    JeffRoe

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    What a dufus. Great job locking up this clown!

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    curtis_tidd

    over 4 years ago

    22 Comments

    Yea well remember police officers do stupid stuff too. There's one officer in Az. who stole money from the union. Now how stupid is that. And another officer hit a kid on a skateboard while driving drunk & his BAC was never released to the media but any other person they would blast it on every news station. Now why do you think that is.

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    NECU2

    over 4 years ago

    350 Comments

    And hence I shred all of our old uniforms so dumba--s like this don't get ahold of them. But the badge? Geez that's scary!

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    headstone1

    over 4 years ago

    36 Comments

    first time he tells anybody in jail that he's an undercover cop will be his last mistake, they'll probably kill him, I have the shirt of my uniform but I tell people what I am cause I look like the sheriffs' up here, I'll post the picture of animal control and me both in our uniforms as soon as I get them, I hop[e they hang that guy, how stupid can you get. headstone1

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    WTH? Pretty scarey, Glad he did not hurt anyone.

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    fsa0033

    over 4 years ago

    324 Comments

    Scary when these guys get badges, uniforms, and patches that are real. The trust that the local populace place on seeing authentic regalia is unsurmounted by creeps like him. I hope the judge places in secure lock-up for a long time.

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    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    Its possable that he has committed serious crimes as in the hill side strangler out in LA years ago.

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    The_Ghost_xTCx

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    *to obtain

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    The_Ghost_xTCx

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Sadly it's very easy to a police uniform these days. Easy to get badges too.

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