Fla. police impersonator pulls over detectives

69-year-old John Arthur Benedict was driving a white Crown Victoria with strobe lights and police markings when he flashed his lights at two deputies


By Police1 Staff

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man faces charges after pulling over deputies in an unmarked police vehicle Saturday.

According to NBC 2, 69-year-old John Arthur Benedict was driving a white Crown Victoria with strobe lights and police markings when he flashed his lights at two deputies in an undercover police SUV.

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As the deputies pulled over, Benedict drove past them, spurring the officers to follow the suspect.

Benedict was confronted after he pulled into a parking lot and was taken into custody after questioning.

The man, who told NBC 2 the incident was merely a “senior moment,” has reportedly been arrested for impersonating an officer before.

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