A Tennessee man who sported a sheriff’s vest and pulled over multiple people to conduct bogus traffic stops was arrested for impersonating an officer: police

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  • A 19-year-old Tennessee man was arrested for impersonating an officer.
  • Oklahoma deputies believe Jackson Jones pulled over multiple people to conduct bogus traffic stops.
  • Jones was also charged with transporting an open container, officials said.

A Tennessee man was arrested on New Year’s Day after Oklahoma deputies said he impersonated an officer and conducted bogus traffic stops.

Jackson Jones, 19, is charged with transporting an open container and impersonating an officer, according to a The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said they believe Jones pulled multiple people over by “flashing his lights behind them.” According to the sheriff’s office, a witness who interacted with Jones said the 19-year-old was “acting aggressive” when he pulled him over and claimed to be undercover.

Authorities said Jones was sporting a black bulletproof vest with a “SHERIFF” patch when they questioned him. Additionally, he had handcuffs, a flashlight, a duty belt, and knives in his possession.

Per the statement, Jones told officials that he worked for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and donned the vest “because it is comfortable.”

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office said that it contacted Jones’ cousin, who serves as a jail administrator for Campbell County, who confirmed that he no longer works there due to impersonating an officer before.

As of Sunday, Jones remains in Oklahoma County Detention Center, according to jail records.

“Sheriff Tommie Johnson III says, if you are being pulled over and you don’t believe it is really a police officer pulling you over, call 911,” Sheriff Tommie Johnson III said in a statement.

Read the original article on Insider

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