SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (Christien Kafton) - San Leandro police arrested an imposter posing as a police officer according to a man who told officers that someone tried to pull him over but something didn’t seem right.
The man then called real police who ended up making a pair of arrests early Friday morning.
The man told police he was driving near Bancroft and 13rd avenues when he was pulled over by someone in an official-looking car: a silver Ford Crown Victoria-- a similar make and model to many departments authentic vehicles.
The man said he heard a siren and stopped-- that was when the driver got out of the Crown Vic-- and approached his car. But the driver turned out to be a juvenile wearing a hoodie. The man decided to take off.
The suspect vehicle took off as well and that is when the man turned the tables on the suspects, following them to get a license plate and provide a full vehicle description to the real police.
Alameda County sheriff’s deputies later spotted that vehicle and pulled it over for a traffic violation-- and the police put two and twp together and realized it was their fake police car.
The driver was arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer. A second adult in the car was arrested on charges of delinquency of a minor. Two young people were detained as well.