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Good Cop, Fake Cop

Friday, July 13th, 2007 • Filed under Con-artists

This story deserves quite possibly the biggest Nelson Muntz laugh since that time in the fifth grade when Yunni Lee tried to chug his milk at lunch and laughed real hard and when nothing came out his nose, he started crying skim. So all together now, real loud. Lemme here ya (big breath)…HA HA!

BOHEMIA, N.Y. (AP) — There were flashing lights atop his SUV and what appeared to be a police badge in his hand, but it was the man he tried to pull over who was the real police detective.

Robert Lane, 25, was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal impersonation and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Suffolk County police said.

A fake cop pulls over a real cop. What are the odds? And what are the odds that we’d learn about it? Actually the odds are better on the second one.

It also couldn’t have happened in a more humiliating way. According to the story, the fake cop pulled up next to the real cop. The fake cop flashed his fake badge. Then the real cop said in a very cocky way, “That’s not a badge.” Then he pulled out his real badge and said, “That’s a badge.” As an added humiliation, the real cop also happened to be Paul Hogan.

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