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Man charged with impersonating officer

Posted February 27, 2009

— Police have charged a Durham man with impersonating a police officer and pulling over a driver on N.C. Highway 87.

Arquimedes Rodriguez, of Clarendon Street, was arrested this week after a driver told police a car with flashing lights pulled him over on the highway Tuesday afternoon, said Sgt. Harold Layton of the Sanford Police Department.

The man inside the car with the flashing lights also was blowing the car's horn and then held what appeared to be a law enforcement badge out of the car's window, the driver told police.

The man never got out of the car, and the driver left, Layton said. The driver later caught up with the car that had pulled him over, wrote down the tag number and called police, Layton said.

Investigators located Rodriguez and found a badge for the International Federation of Chaplains when they questioned him, Layton said.


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  • twinems Feb 27, 2009

    Hey Strickland, I'm going to change my name to Hot-BaileyRD-trailerpark-Queen...

  • airbornemonty Feb 27, 2009

    WRAL deleted the funny part of your comment huh, nothing is funny if it is rude and disrespectful to someone so try to show some class.

  • bstrickland1968 Feb 27, 2009

    I think I'll change my name to Hot-Fairground-Road-Couch-Potato

  • Common Sense Man Feb 27, 2009

    They deleted the funny part of my post!

  • Common Sense Man Feb 27, 2009

    "Common Sense Man" ,

  • Common Sense Man Feb 27, 2009


    Dude, seriously?

  • Weaker Pelosi Feb 27, 2009