It’s not an easy time to be a police officer. They’ve been targeted for assassinations and anti-police protests are raging across the country led by informal presidential advisor and NBC News employee Al Sharpton.
Yet one Florida man has been arrested for impersonating a cop because he wanted to make sure “no one would mess with him.”
James Michael Buck, 23, was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he tried to perform a traffic stop in Hernando County, Florida, complete with flashing lights and fake badges.
Unfortunately for Buck, who was arrested with the DVD “Let’s Be Cops” in his possession, the person he was trying to pull over didn’t believe his shtick and called the real police.
After his arrest by real police officers, Buck had a revelation that could have saved him a lot of trouble had it occurred to him earlier. He reportedly told police, “If I could do tonight over again, I never would have done this.”