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06-16-09, 07:13 PM #1
Victim Fail...Man Impersonating Cop tries to stop dispatcher
Alleged cop impersonator tries to stop dispatcher
COLLIER COUNTY: A man was arrested for allegedly impersonating an officer and trying to pull over a motorist. The victim was a sheriff's office dispatcher.
The victim told deputies she was driving west on US 41 just after 8 pm Monday night when she drove through a yellow light at Guilford Road.
She noticed a silver Hummer do a U-turn and run through the red light in order to catch up with her.
She said the Hummer pulled up next to her and signaled for her to roll down the window while showing a gold badge.
The victim, a Collier County Sheriff's Office dispatcher, didn't recognize the badge.
She said the man began yelling out her, telling her she ran the red light, reports said.
The woman told deputies the man said he was allowed to run red lights, "to catch up to people like you."
The victim turned onto Airport Pulling Road and the man in the Hummer followed her.
When she did a u-turn at Airport Pulling Road and Davis Boulevard, the man in the Hummer continued onto Davis.
Deputies located the Hummer and identified the driver as 37-year-old Christopher Worrell.
Deputies say they found the following items in Worrell's Hummer: [see picture below]
A gold Florida concealed firearms badge
A loaded .40 caliber Glock with a bullet in the chamber
Three Glock magazines
Two pairs of handcuffs and keys
100 extra rounds of .40 caliber ammunition
Multiple 12-gauge shotgun shells
Two pocket knives
A can of pepper spray
Worrell does have a concealed weapons permit.
Worrell, 2325 Hidden Lake Drive, Unit 10, East Naples, was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, a felony.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office wants to issue the following tips to motorists to ensure their safety:
Activate your hazard lights to notify the officer that you are complying with the request to pull over.
If it is dark, pull over to a well-lit area, such as a convenience store.
Call 911 on your cell phone and ask the dispatcher to verify that it is an officer trying to pull you over. Have the dispatcher verify your vehicle description and your location and stop when it's safe.
If it is an undercover car with a plainclothes officer, request that a marked patrol car with a uniformed officer respond.
When you do stop, do not get out of your vehicle. Stay inside and lock your car doors. Look for an official agency badge, equipment or uniform. If the officer is in plainclothes, you can request that the officer show some identification. You can even call dispatch again to confirm their identity.
Officers should immediately tell you why you are being pulled over.
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06-16-09, 07:38 PM #2
Another stupid impersonator. When will the idiots ever stop?!Calm Like A Bomb...
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06-16-09, 09:18 PM #3
NBC2 News - Alleged cop impersonator tries to stop dispatcher
Man charged with impersonating officer after deputies say he tried to pull woman over : Crime : Naples Daily News
Good-bye impersonator. He just pulled over the wrong person although I suspect it was just a matter of time before this imbecile got caught. Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $$$. Say goodbye to your CCW as you just committed a felony. What a dumbass. Glad that the dispatcher had her head on straight and trusted her instincts.
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06-16-09, 10:22 PM #4
LOL - One of those stupid concealed handgun badges - No wonder she didn't recognize it
Why don't these people just pay their way thru Academy and become a real cop instead of screwing around with crap like this?
It's probably better for EVERYONE that thay DON'T become cops, but the question is still something that they should ask themselves.
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06-17-09, 03:39 AM #5
Some impersonators may have applied to LE jobs, but showing up to get DQ'd at phase one takes too much time out of their disorganized lives. A few are private security, but those companies also weed out their risky appplicants or employees.
Impersonators are losers creating a "cop" persona from how they view life. Some are worse. Most impersonators are male and most victims are female. Appears to be a sexualy motivated crime, so why not register convicted police impersonators as other convicted sex offenders are required to register?
Some other impersonators are drug gang "dope rip offs". Danger is high, they are armed. Impersonation is used to gain access to a victim, or is part of a robbery. Impersonation is either a violent, or sexual motivated crime.
Police Impersonators are dangerous predators. The danger is as real in the loss of public trust in the uniform/badge/car, as the crime iitself. Many states still treat impersonators
as simple misdemeanors.
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06-17-09, 04:59 PM #6A few are private security, but those companies also weed out their risky appplicants or employees.
And they may want to change that sentence to read he HAD a concealed weapons permitThe world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.
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06-17-09, 08:34 PM #7
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06-22-09, 12:53 AM #10
I arrested a fellow at a Mcdonald's early one morning, around 2 am or so. He had a problem with his order (not like the people working at Mcd's at 2 am are the sharpest) and began to yell loudly that he was going to arrest them and make them do time. According to the video and eye witnesses (the resturant is attached to a truck stop) he then pulled out a metal badge and began to order the employees out from the back. His yelling had attracted attenion of the entire staff as well as some of the gas station employees.
When none of them complied, he said (I just love good video that captures audio as well) that he was going to take them over the state line (which was about 3 miles away) and give them to one of his bail bonds man friends. (KY does not have bail bondsmen, but TN does). He claimed to be a bounty hunter that was working for a bondsman out of TN and that he had a warrant on one of the people working there. Turns out that he wasnt a bounty hunter and the bondsman had fired him earlier that week.
Needless to say, he was cuffed and stuffed rather quickly and much to my suprise when I went to court on him, I was met by our local FBI agents that infomed me that I would not need to testify as they had taken over as the lead law enforcement agency and they had my report and the video. Turns out, when you threaten to take people over state lines its considered kidnapping and the local goons had watched the video and decided to bring him up on 5 counts of attempted kidnapping."Sometimes people need a little help. Sometimes people need to be forgiven. And sometimes they need to go to jail."
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