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18-year-old charged with impersonating police after pulling over a real cop

Oakland County Sheriff's Office

An 18-year-old Michigan man was busted this week for allegedly impersonating a police officer. He might have pulled it off had he not pulled over a real cop.

Christian Katan Mansoor of Macomb Township was darting around in a silver BMW with flashing red and blue lights Monday night, said the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Around 11 p.m., Mansoor allegedly pulled up behind an off-duty Waterford Township police officer in Rochester Hills, Michigan. According to the officer, the impersonator did so in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop.

The OCSO indicated Mansoor did not ultimately go through with the stop, but instead passed the off-duty officer, thereby stoking her suspicions.

The off-duty officer gave chase. When she caught up with the driver of the BMW, she confronted him, revealing herself to be a police officer. After establishing her credentials, she requested that Mansoor follow suit.

According to officials, Mansoor claimed to be a Detroit police officer with the 12th Precinct. When pressed for proof, the 18-year-old said he needed to get it from his car. He returned to his car, but evidently had no intention of returning with his ID.

Mansoor reportedly drove away. Once again, the off-duty officer followed him, this time to a trailer park in Shelby Township.

Although the Waterford Township officer lost the suspect in the trailer park, deputies were later able to track him down, catching Mansoor as he swapped licenses plates from one BMW to another.

Mansoor reportedly tried to evade officers, but was captured after a short foot chase.

He was charged with a misdemeanor, arraigned in 52-3 District Court, then released on a $5,000 personal bond.

Sheriff Michael Bouchard said, "Individuals that pose as police officers present a threat to the public and undermine legitimate law enforcement. Thankfully, this individual was caught and is being held accountable for the incident."

Bouchard intimated that this may not have been the first time Mansoor impersonated an officer, asking for locals to contact his office if they were involved in similar incidents.

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