Milton Morales-Perez stands accused of impersonating an officer, after the Florida man used an old security guard badge to attempt a traffic stop on Wednesday evening. Morales-Perez, 46, said he saw a woman on her cell phone and decided to pull her over because, “it is very dangerous to be on the phone while driving.”
The woman he tried to pull over was Kenia Fallat, a uniformed Miami Police Department officer driving an unmarked police car. Morales-Perez pulled along side Fallat’s vehicle and flashed his security guard badge. He reportedly spoke in Spanish, telling her to end her call, adding, “Police, stop the car.”
Fallat then turned the tables on the impostor and called for police back up. Police arrested Morales-Perez, who told them he’d been a security guard in Hialeah, Fla. and had used his old badge to attempt the traffic stop.
Impersonating a police officer carries a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to a $5,000.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) June 22, 2017
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