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Florida man arrested after impersonating police officer & pulling over detective, authorities say

H&K BB gun replica & police blue light in car
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Posted at 9:06 AM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 09:06:52-04

A Miami man was arrested on Friday for impersonating a police officer after he pulled over a Miami-Dade police detective in an unmarked vehicle on I-95, authorities say. 

The Miami-Dade Police Detective was traveling northbound on I-95, in a County issued unmarked vehicle, and he was in a full MDPD uniform. 

Marcos Pacheco-Bustamante was driving a Ford Crown Victoria, changed lanes and got behind the Detective's vehicle. He followed the unmarked police vehicle and activated his police sirens, initiating a traffic stop. 

The detective pulled over to the shoulder of the road near NW 119th Street. When the detective got out of his vehicle, he realized he was dealing with a police impersonator. Pacheco-Bustamante was taken into custody. 

Detectives searched his vehicle and found an H&K BB gun replica and a police blue light. 

While being interviewed, Pacheco-Bustamante confessed that he had done this to other drivers as well. 

Pacheco-Bustamante was charged with impersonating a police officer and booked on a $5,000 bond.

If you believe you may have been a victim of Bustamante's crime, please contact the Miami-Dade Police Department at 305-471-8477.