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Man impersonates police to pull motorist over, yell at him about driving

12/12/2014 09:34 EST | Updated 02/11/2015 05:59 EST
A 19-year-old Pickering man has been charged after he allegedly used fake dashboard lights and a siren to pull over another motorist so he could yell at him about his driving.

Elliot Kotsopoulos was charged with one count of impersonating a peace officer on Thursday.

Police said that around 7:25 pm. last night, a 40-year-old man was driving on Glenanna Road when he saw what looked like police lights flashing in his rear-view mirror and heard a siren coming from the vehicle behind him.

He pulled over and awaited a police officer.

Instead, he was approached by Kotsopoulos, who yelled at the man and scolded him for his driving, police said.

Kotsopoulos then returned to his Honda Accord and drove off.

The man, curious about what had happened, decided to follow Kotsopoulos and called police.

Kotsopoulos was arrested without incident and his car was impounded for examination. He has since been released with conditions, police said. 

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