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Police impersonator pulls over officer, needs real lawyer

By: The Associated Press
April 14, 2017 Updated: April 14, 2017 at 2:28 pm
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photo - In this image released by the Miami Dade Police Department, shows Marcos Pacheco-Bustamante, under arrest, Friday, April 14, 2017, in Miami. Authorities say Pacheco-Bustamante was impersonating a Florida police officer when he pulled over a real officer on Interstate 95 in Miami. (Miami Dade Police Department via AP)
In this image released by the Miami Dade Police Department, shows Marcos Pacheco-Bustamante, under arrest, Friday, April 14, 2017, in Miami. Authorities say Pacheco-Bustamante was impersonating a Florida police officer when he pulled over a real officer on Interstate 95 in Miami. (Miami Dade Police Department via AP) 

MIAMI — Authorities say a man packing a blue light and a BB gun pulled over a non-descript car on Interstate 95, ready to play "traffic cop" again. Bad move: the driver he pulled over is a real police detective.

The police report shows 46-year-old Pacheco Bustamante was arrested Friday morning on a felony charge of impersonating a Florida police officer.

It says Bustamante was driving a Ford Crown Victoria similar to many police vehicles when he approached the detective's unmarked car and activated a siren. The detective pulled onto the highway shoulder, then arrested Bustamante when it became clear he's no officer.

The report says Bustamante told police he had done this before.

It wasn't immediately clear if Bustamante has found a real lawyer to represent him.

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