Man posed as officer to pull over cars, police say

In hopes of drawing out more victims, authorities in Tucson, Arizona, have released dashcam video from the car of a man they say posed as a police officer to pull over drivers and search them.

The Tucson Police Department said that on Dec. 19, officers responded to a call that a man had stopped and searched three victims, and even handcuffed one of them.

In a news release posted to Facebook on Wednesday, police said that the man was driving a white, four-door vehicle with red-and-blue flashing lights installed near the visor of the front windshield and told the victims he was an undercover officer.

Tucson Police Department
Tucson Police Department said on Dec. 19, officers responded to a call that a man had stopped and searched three victims and had even handcuffed one of them.

“Just watching the video on this one, he’s doing a lot of stuff that we do, which makes you think he’s been watching what police do,” Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan told ABC affiliate KGUN-TV.

Police said they were later able to identify the man in the video and find him in Oro Valley.

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“The vehicle and several items used during the incident were located during the service of a search warrant. Inside the vehicle, detectives located a forward-facing dashboard camera. The incident that was reported to TPD was documented on that video,” police said. “In addition, several other similar stops that occurred earlier in the day were also recorded.”

Tucson Police Department
Tucson Police Department would not identify the man or specify what kind of vehicle he was driving but said he told victims he was an undercover officer.

The man was arrested and charged with kidnapping and impersonating a law enforcement officer, according to police.

Police declined to specify the make or model of the man’s vehicle or release his name, saying they are…

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