Florida Man strikes again:
Florida man was arrested after pulling over a deputy while he was impersonating a police officer, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Now authorities are looking for anyone else who may have been pulled over by 24-year-old Joshua Lynam while he was driving a gold Chevrolet truck with red and white emergency lights and Florida tag 869 UBN.
Deputies say Lynam was performing traffic stops on Oct. 9 in the Pensacola area when he pulled over an ECSO deputy who was driving an unmarked patrol car. The deputy asked Lynam for identification and we he couldn’t provide it he was arrested, the Pensacola News Journal reports.
Prior to this incident, records show that Lynam was arrested in Santa Rosa County in 2013 on charges of assaulting an officer and interfering with an officer using violence.
This isn’t a bad scam, for an idiot.
Think about it. Pull somebody over for speeding or what have you, and see if they’ll offer you a bribe. If they do, collect the bribe — and if you get caught, who is going to actually come forward and admit they paid an illegal bribe to a fake cop?
It’s geeeeeenius! Until, you know, you pull over a sheriff’s deputy.