Kansas man charged with impersonating officer

3 years 7 months 18 hours ago Saturday, July 23 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:46:46 PM CDT July 23, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A 51-year-old man is accused of pulling over a vehicle and acting as if he were a police officer.

The Kansas City star reports Willie O. Zimmerli of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, is charged in Jackson County with false impersonation of a law enforcement officer and driving with a revoked driver's license.

Documents show Kansas City police were called Wednesday by a motorist reporting being pulled over on an interstate by a man in a sedan with flashing lights. The motorist said the man wasn't wearing a police uniform but carried a gun and told the motorist to "Slow it down for me, buddy."

The motorist filmed the license plate number and called police.

Zimmerli told police he didn't pretend to be a police officer and didn't have a gun.

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