Dealership Employee Takes Car for a Ride and a "Stop"

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  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    Oct 2, 2011
    southern New Jersey
    A dealership employee in Jacksonville, Florida, has been fired and arrested after impersonating a police officer in a Chevy Camaro. The muscle car was reportedly getting a set of police lights installed at Duval Ford when it was taken for a spin by the worker who used the vehicle to pull somebody over. This is, of course, very illegal, and the driver is now in serious trouble.

    As explained by Action News Jax, the yellow Chevy Camaro was being upfitted for use by the nearby Green Cove Springs Police Department when the incident occurred. The driver of the vehicle, after pulling over a car, was spotted by Jacksonville police. The officer, unaware that anything fishy was going on, began to slow down and pull behind the Camaro to assist with the situation. As soon as he did, though, the Chevy took off. The Jacksonville cop considered this suspicious, ran the plates of the vehicle, and discovered after some digging that it was being driven by an employee from Duval Ford at the time.

    The employee, aged 42, is now facing charges of unlawful use of blue lights and false impersonation of officials, the latter of which is a felony.
  2. NC20RT

    NC20RT Full Access Member

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    Jan 9, 2021
    Mountains of western NC
    Good to see FL still has that charge as a felony. In NYC it would be a small fine. No need to post bond either. :insane: