Wanna be cop tracked down and busted for impersonating an officer
WALDORF, MD. — Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that a driver was impersonating a cop and doing a lousy job of it. The Sheriff reports that the person the phony cop pulled over did a great job of pushing back when he saw phony credentials and got the bozo’s tag number as he fled.
On June 23 at 8:51 p.m., officers responded to the area of Hamilton Road and Shearwater Drive in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. A motorist notified officers that he was travelling in the area when he observed headlights flashing from a vehicle behind him. The motorist pulled over because he thought he was being stopped by officers.
The suspect exited his car, identified himself as an officer and said that he stopped the driver for not using his turn signal. The victim questioned the suspect about his credentials –the suspect was wearing a jacket that said security – and the suspect ran back to his car and fled. The motorist was able to provide a tag number of the suspect’s vehicle.
Through further investigation, sheriff’s officers located the suspect, Tyler Lee Cole, 20, of Waldorf, at his home and placed him under arrest. Cole was intoxicated and disorderly. Officers learned he took the security jacket from an acquaintance. Cole was charged with impersonating a police officer. PFC R. Gass investigated.