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Fake Cop Arrested After Pulling Over REAL Off Duty Cop

January 31, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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If you’re going to impersonate a cop, try not doing it to a real cop.

Shawn Michael Robinson, 27, is behind bars without bail after he allegedly pulled over a car in Virginia that was being driven by an off-duty officer.

The real officer, who was off duty at the time, reported that a white Crown Victoria started following him on Benita Fitzgerald Drive shortly before 1 a.m. on Thursday morning.

The Crown Victoria’s driver then turned on a spotlight attached to his car, according to a police report on the incident.

The off-duty officer pulled over, thinking the car behind him was a police car. The Crown Victoria pulled up next to the officer’s car.

Then the man who had been pulled over introduced himself as a police officer, authorities said.

The driver of the Crown Victoria immediately sped away, the police report said.

The off-duty officer called the police station and reported the license plate number of the fake cop. Police followed the Crown Victoria to the intersection of Cliffview Drive and Waterway Drive in Dumfries, about three miles away, where the driver and a passenger fled on foot.

Robinson, who is from Alexandria, VA  turned himself on Thursday.

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