Police: Fake Cop Pulls Over a Real One

Off-duty officer gives chase in Virginia
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2015 4:06 PM CST
Police: Fake Cop Pulls Over a Real One
Shawn Robinson is accused of impersonating a police officer.   (Prince William County Police Department)

A man accused of impersonating a police officer had the bad luck to pull over an actual police officer, reports WUSA-TV. An off-duty cop in Dumfries, Va., says he pulled over when the Crown Vic behind him turned a spotlight on his car about 1am yesterday. When the Crown Vic pulled up alongside, the real officer identified himself as such, and the Crown Vic then sped away. The officer followed, and the driver and his passenger soon abandoned the Crown Vic and fled on foot. The car was traced to Shawn Robinson, 27, of Alexandria, who later turned himself in, reports insidenova.com. Sound familiar? Something similar happened in Florida. (More weird crimes stories.)

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