Man impersonating cop pulls over car, gets double surprise

Man impersonating cop pulls over car, gets double surprise
Brandon Hurley: Not a cop (Image: Louisville Metro Police Department)

A new candidate for world’s dumbest crook has emerged. The dishonoree is named Brandon Hurley, and while playing cop on Oct. 28, he pulled over a car that turned out to be driven by a real police officer.

According to Louisville NBC affiliate WAVE:

The real officer said he was driving with his wife when a man in a car going the other way started flashing his lights, and had something on his dash flashing, too.

Once the cars passed each other, the real officer says the other man did a U-turn and started following him, lights still flashing. Then the driver began honking his horn.

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Thinking the man needed help, the LMPD officer said he decided to pull over.

Cop wannabe Hurley strode up to the driver’s side window and asked the driver whether he knew he “had hit a curb back there.” He then asked whether the driver knew how fast he was going.

It was at this point that the driver of the stopped car revealed himself to be a genuine member of the force.

Seeming confused about the officer being in his personal car, Hurley told the officer he wasn’t going to write him a ticket, according to an arrest warrant.

When the LMPD officer asked Hurley for his badge number, the officer says the suspect went back to his car, but then got in and sped off going the wrong way. …

The off-duty cop got a look at the fake cop’s license and three days later Hurley was served with a warrant for impersonating a peace officer.

But the real kicker is that Hurley and the driver of the car he pulled over knew each other! They had gone to high school together.

Hurley has also been charged with wanton endangerment.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."