APPEARED BEHIND HER, A WOMANASSUMED IT WAS A COP PULLIHER OVER.
BUT STATE POLICE SAYIT WAS A FAKE COP WHO IS NOWFACING SOME REAL CHARGES FORIMPERSONATING AN OFFICER.
WMAR2 NEWS' JEFF HAGER HAS DETAIOF THE ARREST.(TRACK) AT FIRST GLANCE, THISCHEVY IMPALA MAY LOOK LIKE APOLICE CAR, WITH ITS EXTRASIDE MIRROR AND FLASHINGLIGHTS MOUNTED ON THEDASHBOARD AND INSIDE THE BACKWINDOW, BUT UPON CLOSERINSPECTION, THE EMBLEM ON THEDOOR, WITH THE WORDS "UNITCOMMUNITY PATROL" AND "PUBLICSAFETY" SUGGEST SOMETHINGAMISS.
WHEN AN OF━DUTYMARYLAND STATE TROOPER SAW THESAME CAR ACTIVATING ITS LIGHTSAND THEN PULLING A WOMAN OVERNEAR GREENSPRING AVENUE ON THEOUTER LOOP OF THE BALTIMOREBELTWAY ON SATURDAY, HECONDUCTED HIS OWN STOP TOCHECK OUT THIS MYSTERIOUS LAWENFORCER.
(SOT) 32:13 "Thetrooper gets out of the car,makes contact with thissuspect to find out he doesn'thave any law enforcementcredentials.
He looks likehe's wearing all policeequipment.
He's actuallywearing a vest over what looksto be like possibly a securityguard uniform and it appearsthat we was trying to pullthis woman over." (TRACK)POLICE SAY 5━ YEA━OLDTIMOTHY ERVIN TRIVETT OFYORKTOWN, VIRGINIA DIDN'T HAVEA SECURITY GUARD LICENSE OR AMARYLAND OR VIRGINIA CARRYPERMIT FOR THE 4━ CALIBERHANDGUN HE WAS CARRYING, ALONGWITH 10 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION,EVEN THOUGH HIS EXPANDABLEBATON, HANDCUFFS, KNIFE ANDPEPPER SPRAY CONTAINERS, ALONGWITH A BADGE CARRYING TWORDS "SPECIAL OFFICER" MAYHAVE GIVEN THE IMPRESSION HEWAS THE REAL THING.
HE CLAIMEDHE TURNED ON HIS POLIC━LIKLIGHTS, BECAUSE SOMEONE WASTAILGATING HIM AND HE HAD NOINTENTION OF PULLING OVER THEFEMALE DRIVER NOW PARKED INFRONT OF HIM, BUT TROOPERSWEREN'T BUYING IT.
(SOT) 32:58"Police do not know what thisman's motivation was,particularly if he was tryingto pull this woman over.
Theydon't know if he knows thiwoman.
If there's any kind ofcommunication that may havehappened prior to our trooperseeing him driving erraticallyaround 695 trying to make thestop." (TRACK) TRIVETT FACESCHARGE OF IMPERSONATING APOLICE OFFICER ALONG WITH ASERIES OF HANDGUN CHARGES ANDHAS SINCE BEEN RELEASED ON1━THOUSAND DOLLAR UNSECUREDBOND.
STATE POLICE AREENCOURAGING ANY OTHEMOTORISTS WHO MAY HAVE BEENSTOPPED BY THE PHONY COP TOCALL THE REAL ONES TO REPORTIT.
IN BALTIMORE COUNTY, JEFFHAGER, WMAR 2 NEWSA FORMER SUBSTITUTE TEAC