VIDEO: Armed 'Fake Cop' Busted by Real Georgia Officer
Law enforcement officers activate their blue strobe lights, signaling drivers to pull over. Off-duty East Point, GA, Officer Alan Hulet pulled over when he saw those blue lights in his rearview mirror on Interstate 85 in Coweta County late Saturday night. But Sheriff's officials say the driver who drove past Officer Hulet with flashing strobe lights wasn't a real police officer; it was suspect Deion Collier.
While on the phone with 911, Officer Hulet told the dispatcher that Collier realized he was being followed and pointed a gun toward the officer through the car window. The situation came to a head when Collier pulled over at Exit 56 and approached the officer's vehicle, reports WTTG/WDCA.
"The offender came out of the vehicle and approached [the officer's] vehicle with the firearm still in his hand. That's when [the officer] exited his vehicle, produced his firearm, identified himself as a police officer and the individual [suspect Collier] submitted to his commands," said Kennedy.
A loaded gun, bullets, and flashing strobe were reportedly recovered from Collier's car.
Collier was booked into the Coweta County Jail. He is charged with impersonating a police officer and aggravated assault.