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Video: Police Impersonator Pulls Over Texas Officer

May 21, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Police Impersonator Pulls Over Texas Officer

Flashing red and blue lights on the front grill of a truck caught one officer off-guard Wednesday afternoon, on SH 249 in Tomball, Texas.

"I thought it was an unmarked police vehicle," said Sgt. Rebecca Carlisle, with Tomball Police.

But the sergeant, who was in her full uniform, quickly knew something was wrong.

"Well I'm not speeding. I'm in the city I work in, and I don't recognize the vehicle."

Tomball police told KHOU TV when 21-year-old Bennjair Pina-Torres pulled his white truck alongside, something spooked him and he sped off.

Carlisle followed and called for backup. She said the suspect was speeding at times, faster than 100 mph, running red lights and running people off the road.

At one point, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Precinct 5 Constables Office were notified.

"He still got his red and blues on the grill. A precinct five constable initiates a traffic stop and they take him into custody," said Tomball PD Captain, Rickey Dorre.

Pina-Torres is charged with impersonating a peace officer, a 3rd degree felony. According to Tomball PD, he has no prior record.


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BuckWheat @ 5/21/2015 9:58 AM

OUTSTANDING, that is awesome andgreat work by the off duty OFC. Hats off to everyone involved in stopping this guy. BTW, I am hoping someone reached out to ICE because he could be working for a cartel and him acting like a cop could be helpful to the cartels...just saying

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