NY police say man impersonating cop arrested after pulling over off-duty detectiveBy AP
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Alleged NY police impersonator stops detective
SELDEN, N.Y. — A New York man is facing an impersonation charge after police say he pulled over a driver who turned out to be a detective.
Suffolk County Police say 35-year-old Victor Alfaro-Marquez of Selden was arrested Monday after he made the traffic stop.
Police say William Zambito was driving home from work at about 4:30 a.m. when an unmarked car with flashing lights and sirens stopped him. Zambito told Alfaro-Marquez that he was an off-duty officer and Alfaro-Marquez fled.
Police say they arrested Alfaro-Marquez at his home, where they found two badges, handcuffs, a pellet pistol in a holster and a Drug Enforcement Agency baseball hat and shirt. He was released on bail on a charge of criminal impersonation.
There was no telephone listing for Alfaro-Marquez in Selden.