If only all criminals could be as bad at their chosen field as this guy. WTVT My Fox Tampa Bay News is reporting on 24-year-old Jonathan Stevens, who flagged down a driver in Tampa over the weekend. He had flashing red and blue lights on his SUV, a gun, and a badge around his neck. There was just one problem: Mr. Stevens is not an officer of the law. There was also one other problem: the driver he pulled over is.
Tampa police spokesperson Andrea Davis told WTVT that Stevens had “indicated he worked for the Department of Homeland Security,” but that a check on his vehicle indicated that the Chevy Tahoe he was driving was registered to “an individual, not a government agency.”
The ruse lasted only a brief while. Bay News 9 reports the officer Stevens had pulled over felt he was suspicious from the get-go and called for backup while she was pulled over. It didn’t take long before Stevens admitted he wasn’t a government agent and that he didn’t have a concealed weapon permit. He has been charged with impersonating a police officer.
Would you believe that this isn’t the first time Stevens has been charged with this crime? Back in September the Bradenton Herald reported on Stevens when officers noticed him making a traffic stop on a driver in Ellenton, Florida. This guy, man. Give it up, Stevens.