Fake Cop Arrested in Missouri
It is the law once you see flashing lights that you want to proceed. 1 motorist in St. Charles made a decision to make the most of the law by installing blue and red flashing lights on his car, together with a car or truck. The defendant was recognized as 25-year-old Michael Wallace.
“You can not only have a random person out there working with lights and sirens driving and 90 mph down the street; it is only dangerous to the general public,” explained Sgt. David Horton, St. Charles Police Department.
Video of this guy cruising by at the passing lane captured police attention before this week.
On Wednesday afternoon, St. Charles Police Sergeant Horton reported that an officer spotted a silver Hyundai sedan with blue and red lights flashing westbound Interstate 70 near the Fifth Street exit. He said the other officer managed to find the vehicle with its license plate number.
“I am unaware of him attempting to pull anyone over, the only advice I have seen would appear to indicate he was using the lights and sirens…he had been hoping to clean traffic so he could get where he is is moving quicker,” Horton explained.
He said officers are educated in how to safely move through traffic.
“Only because we see you’ve got your lights and sirens on does not mean that you can run through red lights,” he explained. “He has to become observant, he has to slow down, he has to consider dangers.”
But in the event that you ever wonder who is behind the blue and red flashing lights outside your window, then there is a secure way to take care of the circumstance.
“Undercover cars could be different kinds of vehicles. But if you are getting pulled over by a vehicle and you are suspicious of exactly what it really is, the best thing to do would be to drive into a secure place, perhaps contact with the local police service and discover if it is a police officer seeking to pull you over,” Horton explained.
The defendant hasn’t yet been identified yet because he is awaiting formal charges, but authorities said there were warrants out for his arrest at the time he had been pulled over.