Fake Cop Picks Wrong Guy to Pull Over: Police
An off-duty St. Louis police officer, to be exact
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2016 11:12 AM CST
Nicholas Keeton, 20.   (St. Louis Police Department)

(Newser) – A fake police officer had the bad luck to pull over a real one in St. Louis, authorities say. Police say Nicholas Keeton, 20, was driving a Chevrolet Impala decked out with flashing lights and a siren when he pulled over a motorist and falsely claimed to be a St. Louis police officer around 12:30am Thursday, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Unfortunately for Keaton, the man he pulled over was Andrei Nikolov, a real St. Louis police officer who was off-duty at the time, police tell the Riverfront Times. After Nikolov called for backup, Keeton was arrested and charged with impersonating an officer. (This has happened before.)

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