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Fake cop arrested after pulling over Tampa Police officer

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Jonathan Charles Stevens was charged with impersonating a police officer. Hillsborough Co. Jail booking photo Jonathan Charles Stevens was charged with impersonating a police officer. Hillsborough Co. Jail booking photo
A Palmetto man was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer after authorities say he used flashing red and blue lights to pull over a Tampa Police officer.

Investigators say Jonathan Charles Stevens, 24, was driving a white Chevy Tahoe when he turned on the flashing lights and pulled over the officer at 17th Street North and 7th Avenue East in Tampa around 10: 30 Sunday night.

Stevens told the officer that he was a Homeland Security Officer and wanted to report a reckless driver. He was carrying a gun and was wearing a badge around his neck.

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The officer thought Stevens' behavior was suspicious, so she continued to talk to him and also discovered the Chevy Tahoe was not registered to a government agency.

After he was questioned further, Stevens admitted he was not employed by a government agency.

He was charged with impersonating a police officer, unlawful use of a blue light and carrying a concealed firearm.

Stevens does not have a concealed weapon permit, according to Tampa Police.

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