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A 'fake policeman' was caught after stopping a real officer for speeding

Why. Why would you do that.

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A MAN PRETENDING to be a police officer was found out after he pulled over a real officer for speeding.

The BBC reports that Jonathan Weekes of Tredegar, Wales was given a 12-month community order after admitting that he posed as a police officer.

Weekes tried to convince other motorists he was the real deal by putting a blue flashing light on top of his own Vauxhall Insignia.

Unfortunately for him, his ruse was uncovered after he pulled over a car to discover a police officer in full uniform behind the wheel. Really too bad.

He told the policeman that he had been speeding, saying:

If you had been going any faster I would have booked you.

Weekes was arrested after police traced his registration number – at his home, they found police uniforms, batons and handcuffs he had bought on eBay.

Why did he do it? Well, he said he has a “fascination” with authority figures, but “couldn’t explain” why he pretended to be one.

It takes a lot to make a world, doesn’t it?

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