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Impersonator Flags Down Cops to Complain Victim Didn't Obey Orders

Impersonator Flags Down Cops to Complain Victim Didn't Obey Orders

Chicago Tribune via YellowBrix

July 28, 2010

CHICAGO – A South Side man faces federal felony charges after he allegedly pulled a gun on a Chicago motorist while impersonating a police officer.

Dashonne T. Creamer, 32, appeared in Cook County Court for a bond hearing Tuesday. Prosecutors said he flagged down two real police officers Sunday afternoon to complain that the motorist disobeyed his attempts to direct traffic near Sheffield Avenue and Weed Street on the Near North Side.

Creamer was armed with a handgun and clad in a bulletproof vest that had the words “Deputy” and “Ofc. Creamer” stitched in gold letters, Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti said. He told Chicago police that he drew his weapon and ordered the driver to the side of the street after the motorist ignored his earlier commands, Antonietti said.

“Get the (expletive) out the car, you trying to hit me or something? I’m the police,” Creamer allegedly told the motorist.

Creamer allegedly told the officers he worked for a suburban police department, and the officers told him and the motorist to follow them to a district station, Antonietti said.

But under questioning, Creamer was unable to offer proof that he was a police officer, and instead produced a handful of fraudulent documents, Antonietti said.

Police said they later learned he had been previously arrested for impersonating an officer in Chicago Heights, and has a felony weapons possession case pending against him at the Markham Courthouse.

Creamer, of the 8200 block of South King Drive, was ordered held without bail for violating the terms of his bond in that case, officials said. Circuit Judge Jackie Marie Portman ordered him held in lieu of $75,000 on new charges of false impersonation of a police officer.

mwalberg@tribune.com


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    I got lost after flagging down a real LEO....

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    10X

    almost 4 years ago

    366 Comments

    That's what happens when a crossing guard gets too bored.

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    Ahi

    almost 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    scary, glad he didn't hurt anyone

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    KB3MMX

    almost 4 years ago

    136 Comments

    Someone pinch me, is this for real !!??!!

    INSANE !!!

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    mpd_943

    almost 4 years ago

    2486 Comments

    I agree with HapkidoKa...Job Security! Thank God this didn't end up in a deadly force confrontation with someone that appears to have mental problems.

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    IowaNinersFan

    almost 4 years ago

    20314 Comments

    Images of the two cops from the movie Superbad popped in my head after reading this story.

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    HapkidoKa

    almost 4 years ago

    1098 Comments

    Job security!

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    yep...mental patient...with a vest and a gun....this could have been much worse

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    RescueNanny

    almost 4 years ago

    2646 Comments

    No matter how many times I see a story like this...it's still scary.
    Glad this one was caught without incident.

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    fraustr1

    almost 4 years ago

    532 Comments

    "What an Idiot,"!!!
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    eisenschenk117

    almost 4 years ago

    216 Comments

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    Lawful_Blue

    almost 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    Haha, how can this moron have Deputy stiching on his vest and say he works for a suburban police department? I didn't know police departments ever had actual deputies............LOL

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    Silent_Observer

    almost 4 years ago

    446 Comments

    Fake cop stories are getting real f'ing old. There needs to be a death penalty for this type of crap. How the heck is joe public supposed to know if a cop is real or not. This type of crap gives legitimate cover for people that say they doubted the cop giving them orders was real.

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    philfroggy

    almost 4 years ago

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