Tampa’s Fox News affiliate reports:
Another day, another outrageous Florida man story. This time, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested a man on July 4 who was pretending to be a cop and ended up pulling over a real deputy.
According to the sheriff’s office, around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Barry Lee Hastings Jr., 35, pulled behind an off-duty deputy from Lee County on Interstate 4 and flashed his white and amber lights. After the real deputy pulled over, Hastings reportedly went up to his vehicle and warned him to “slow down.”
Upon searching Hastings vehicle, deputies said they found a functional siren box along with a citizens band radio. Hastings is charged with impersonating a public officer.