Deltona man impersonating police officer uses public warning system on real cop (Florida)

A Deltona man playing policeman caught up to a real one and used an illegal public address system and lights to warn a sheriff’s sergeant driving an unmarked vehicle in Pierson, Volusia sheriff’s officials said.

Shortly after that, Sgt. Todd Smith turned on his real blue lights and pulled over Thomas Farmer, 64 (NOTE: QRZ lists a call for Thomas Farmer in Deltona as KG4BWI).

Farmer was arrested on Tuesday and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, a third-degree felony.

When the sergeant investigated the incident further, he learned that Thomas had previously been warned twice by deputies to stop using his horn, loudspeakers and lights, as his behavior is consistent with impersonating a police officer, his arrest report shows.

On Sunday, Farmer used his light for a third time and told the sergeant that he thought he was dealing with a Pierson local but the sergeant told Farmer that what he was doing was criminal and unacceptable, reports show.

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