Suspect Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer

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WHEN: 7/15/2012 @ 1:45 PM

WHERE: North 50th Street and East Dr. MLK Boulevard, Tampa

SUSPECT: Sandy Johnson, 11/04/88, W/M, 5602 Seneca Drive, Temple Terrace

VEHICLE: 2007 White Chevy

DETAILS: After the victim stopped at a red light at North 50th Street and East Dr. MLK Boulevard, she observed a white Chevy Silverado pull up beside her. The driver asked if she had any cocaine or if she knew where he could purchase some. The victim told the suspect she did not appreciate him asking her that question in front of her children. As the victim drove away, she noticed the suspect still following her. After stopping at a stop sign, the suspect maneuvered his truck, blocking victim's car. He held up what appeared to be a police badge and yelled, "I'm an officer." The victim was frighten by his actions and immediately drove home and notified police. Officers responded to the victim’s home and received a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle. While searching the area, they observed the suspect's vehicle parked in the area of the 5000 block of East 30th Avenue. Within 30 minutes, officers located the suspect and when they searched his vehicle, they found a metal badge that was inscribed with black lettering, 'Security - Police'. He was transported to booking without incident. He is not a police officer.