POLICE: Fake 'police officer' tries to pull over man in Bardstown
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Bardstown man was arrested early Monday morning, after police say he activated lights and a siren on his car and tried to pull someone over.
There was only one problem: he wasn't a police officer.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place on West Broadway Street near Mulberry Alley, just after 1 a.m.
Witnesses said 19-year-old Tyler James Boynton-Vannattan was driving a black Hyundai Accent, when he activated flashing LED lights in his windshield and turned on a siren before following a man in another car. According to witnesses, Boynton-Vannattan eventually blocked the man in. That's when the victim called the Bardstown Police Department.
Inside Boynton-Vannattan's vehicle, police said they found a switch board that operated the flashing lights, with controls to vary their flash pattern. Police also say they saw a switch to activate the siren, as well as a bronze badge in the left door panel, that said "Commissioned, Special, Support Dog ID, Partial Access."
Boynton-Vannattan allegedly told officers he had no support vehicle with him at all that night.
He was arrested by Bardstown Police and charged with impersonating a peace officer. He is currently being held in the Nelson County Detention Center.
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