Fake Cop Busted After Pulling Over Ga. Officer


A security guard has been arrested after pulling over an undercover police officer.

Dalton police said James Smith of Dalton attempted to pull over the police officer just after 10 p.m. Tuesday night along Shugart Road.

Police said Smith had rigged his white Crown Victoria with a strobe light system to look like police flashers and also had a “Police Interceptor” icon on the back of the car.

Smith attempted to pull over the police officer, but the officer kept going and called 911, according to police.

Then, officers said, Smith pulled up next to the undercover officer’s car and tried to nudge him in an attempt to get the officer to pull over.

According to police, that’s when Smith realized he knew the officer and turned off his lights.

Investigators said the officer followed Smith into a gas station and waited for police to show up to take Smith into custody.

Police said Smith was wearing clothes similar to what police officers wear when they are training.

He also had a Glock pistol in a holster on his belt, a spare ammunition magazine, handcuffs in a holster and his security badge, according to police.

Dalton police have charged Smith with impersonating a law enforcement officer and impersonating a public officer or employee.

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