Kansas man charged with impersonating officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 51-year-old man is accused of pulling over a vehicle and acting as if he were a police officer.

The Kansas City Star reports Willie O. Zimmerli of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, is charged in Jackson County with false impersonation of a law enforcement officer and driving with a revoked driver’s license.

Documents show Kansas City police were called Wednesday by a motorist reporting being pulled over on an interstate by a man in a sedan with flashing lights. The motorist said the man wasn’t wearing a police uniform but carried a gun and told the motorist to “Slow it down for me, buddy.”

The motorist filmed the license plate number and called police.

Zimmerli told police he didn’t pretend to be a police officer and didn’t have a gun.

 

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