These stories are my favorite. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida says 35-year-old Barry Lee Hastings Jr. was driving on the highway Thursday night when he activated flashing lights on a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop of another driver.
Now here comes the fun… The other driver just so happened to be an off duty Lee County deputy. Can you see where this is going yet?
The off duty deputy saw right through Hastings’ scam and asked for his credentials immediately. Hastings claimed he “left his credentials at the office”. The real deputy quickly called 911 and Hastings fled the scene.
Another unit was able to catch up with Hastings a short time later and make the arrest for impersonating an officer, thus ending his short fake law enforcement career.