Cops: Guy Impersonates Officer During Test Drive

He allegedly pulls over a motorcyclist

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 8, 2014 5:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – It's one thing to impersonate a police officer and make a traffic stop. It another to do so while on a test drive, with employees from the auto dealership in the car with you. Police in Salem, Oregon, say Anthony McGuire did just that, reports OregonLive. Employees of a local dealership say he showed up on three consecutive days claiming to be a sheriff's deputy and acting a little fishy. On the third day, employees tagged along as he test-drove a black Chevy Tahoe.

During the drive, McGuire allegedly rolled down his window and ordered a motorcyclist to pull over for speeding, reports AP. The motorcyclist did so, but given that McGuire had no badge or apparently any inkling of how to act like a police officer, everyone present soon got suspicious. The dealership employees called police, and McGuire admitted to the charade and was charged with impersonating a deputy. (An SUV on a test drive is not the strangest mode of transportation to make the police blotter this week.)

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