The Gainesville Sun reports:
A Florida man playing policeman caught up to a real one and used an illegal public address system and lights to warn a sheriff’s sergeant driving an unmarked vehicle in Pierson, Volusia sheriff’s officials said.
Shortly after that, Sgt. Todd Smith turned on his real blue lights and pulled over Thomas Farmer, 64. Farmer was arrested on Tuesday and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, a third-degree felony.
When the sergeant investigated the incident further, he learned that Thomas had previously been warned twice by deputies to stop using his horn, loudspeakers and lights, as his behavior is consistent with impersonating a police officer, his arrest report shows.