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Police: Man impersonating officer busted for attempting to pull over unmarked cruiser

John Vincent Angelini, 51, of Baltimore, was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 in Montgomery County, Md., police report. (Montgomery County Police Department)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) - A man impersonating a police officer was arrested Wednesday in Montgomery County, police report.

Police say a Montgomery County Police detective was driving on the Intercounty Connector near Georgia Avenue when he noticed a Ford Crown Victoria traveling beside him that looked like an unmarked police cruiser. The driver of the Crown Victoria then pulled behind the detective, activated a siren, and abruptly changed lanes - speeding past the detective, according to police.

The detective conducted a traffic stop and after establishing the driver - John Vincent Angelini, 51, of Baltimore - was not a real police officer, the impersonator was arrested, according to Montgomery County Police.

"On the exterior of the car, the detective observed red and blue grill lights, a push bumper, and multiple antennas. The detective also observed that the interior of the vehicle replicated a police car and contained items that included a center console with radio microphone, emergency lights and switches, a camera affixed to the windshield, siren, Stop Sticks, and flex cuffs," Montgomery County Police stated in a press release.

Anyone to whom Angelini may have presented himself as an officer is asked to call 240-773-6370.

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