Man charged with impersonating officer during traffic stop
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –
A South Florida man was charged with impersonating a police officer after authorities say a real officer rolled up on his traffic stop.
Fort Lauderdale police say 35-year-old Michael Shutov was driving a white van early Saturday morning when he used red and blue lights to pull over a driver. An arrest report says Shutov told the motorist to drive around a corner, off the main road.
According to the report, that’s when a real police officer pulled up and parked behind the two other vehicles.
Investigators say a search of Shutov’s van revealed a BB gun pistol, a police-style radio and a flashlight.
Shutov was arrested and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer and several drug charges. He was being held on $3,100 bail. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.
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