Impersonating a LEO?

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  1. Carbonatom13

    Carbonatom13 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    So the 2 days I've driven to work this week (i carpool and trade off) the same white Tahoe with red/blue unmarked LEO style has flashed me on the highway. Both times he has been blocking the left lane and I have passed him on the right. Keep in mind i'm doing PSL +15 and he is doing PSL +5-10 inconsistently.

    I'm 99% sure he isn't a LEO for a couple reasons:
    1. Tahoe has a local dealer logo on the back
    2. standard license plate
    3. no bull bar
    4. no electronics visible when i pass and look in his wondows
    5. looks like a short Hispanic guy heading to a road construction job
    6. he hasn't pulled me over despite passing him on the left at PSL +15....

    So i'm looking for opinions. Should i report this guy? How would i even go about doing that? What he's doing seems dangerous.

    Also, in case someone has the "knows a guy who knows a guy hookup", the license plate is GGY 9601 (Texas). I'd love someone to look that up for me...

    @erickonphoenix ?
     

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    Find the non-emergency number for your local Police/Sheriff and tell them what you saw and give them the license plate number. They should be able to find out if he's real pretty quick with the tag number.
     
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  3. GotWake

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    I would. That's BS and I would bet is NOT a LEO. If he were, he would pull you over after the second time.
     
  4. erickonphoenix

    erickonphoenix LLE, Left Lane Enforcer Advanced User Premium Member

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    The LP goes to a police package 2011 Chevy Tahoe. It's a private vehicle registered in Hempstead TX.
    It comes up negative for police, government and fleet use. There was a lien reported on it August 2011 so it's definitely private.

    I'd report it.
     
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    +1 to Report.
     
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    Where? Precinct 4 area?
     
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    romclean MiNdLe$$ $ouL Advanced User

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    I do know that precinct 4 allows you to purchase your own vehicle for police related work but not traffic enforcement. The deputy wouldn’t tell me what he used his similar crown Vic for but he had the same configuration as the Tahoe. I’ll see if I can get the name of the registered owner for you.
     
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    Could be an offduty cop doing part-time work for construction crews (funerals , security, ect.)
     
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    By flashing you I'm assuming just his headlights/high beams?

    If it once was a 'Police Package' and now owned by an individual, as long as he is not using the red/blues isn't that still legal?

    Who is responsible for removing the police 'hardware' before the sale to a private individual? They could have removed the 'brain' of the lights but left the non-functioning lights - to me that would be legal, correct?

    I see tons of private LEO vehicles in my area decked out with reb/blues for when they do 'off-duty' detail work. Could this possibly be the case in this situation?
     
  11. Carbonatom13

    Carbonatom13 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    No. By flashing I mean he flipped on all his red/blue lights for a few seconds.
     
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    Very well could be a LEO's personal vehicle. I would proceed with caution. If he sees you enough he might call in your plate to his 'friends'.
     
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    benzr Been there done that !! Original V1 user !! Advanced User

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    This ^^^^€^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    In MI LEO's don't (can't?) use personal vehicles for enforcement. Also, it least a couple times a year some kook is caught impersonating an officer and pulling people over.
    I would absolutely call it in to make sure its legit.
     
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    In New York I had a guy in a similar suv although it was black turn on lights as I passed him on he right. I ended up pulling over and saw him fly by me. The car looked like it was uber so I went in my way and slowly caught up to him. It was just some guy messing with me. I pointed to him and gave him the WTF gesture and he was laughing. Unfortunately I didn’t grab the plate.

    Grab the plate and report

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    They don't need to know who you are. Just tell them you saw a car that didn't look like a police car flipping his red and blue "emergency" lights on and off in traffic in a suspicious way and give them the plate.
     
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    benzr Been there done that !! Original V1 user !! Advanced User

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    They will ALWAYs ask

    And UNFORTUNATELY BIG BROTHER has all your Info the second you connect !!

    There is no anonymous call to the Police any longer !!

    Short of "masking" your call. Not Legal and Not advised

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  18. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    I bet its going to be a car dealer or someone related to a dealer
    Got the truck at auction with his dealers license and never took the lights out
    And has some mental health issues

    Yeah man you dont have installed police lights playing games with them
    Let alone flashing people because you have a mental health disorder blocking the fast lane at +7

    He wants people to acknowledge hes an undercover and not pass him

    I would definitely report that
    We got enough cop problems on the street already
    It also sounds like he may be testing the waters and may actually stop someone someday
    Maybe a woman and he may do something to her
    Usually the guys that are ignorant enough to install full police lights and use them on a crowded highway have some other stuff going on
    Im no snitch but if i see something where people are in immediate danger ill either step in or call it in
     
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