"When they looked inside the man's truck, they found a signal light and a badge from an out of state fire department," said Detective John Foster with the Williamson County Sheriff's Department. "He was arrested for impersonating a public servant."
Deputies arrested Eric Dearmitt for the third degree felony. They believe he was a volunteer firefighter in another state and don't yet have a motive as to why he was impersonating an officer.
"You should know immediately if someone is an officer," said Foster. "They should have a marked vehicle and/or many lights. If you see a car with just one light following you, then get over to the right and let them pass. If they continue following you, then call 9-1-1 and let them know." Source: WTNH.com
For every one of these incidents that results in an arrest, there are probably many more persons who've been stopped by this crook and didn't realize he was a fake.