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Police impostor confronts real detective in Colo., gets arrested, say real police

Generic Arrest : Hands in cuffs over crime scene tape and police car with lights on. AP / CBS

(CBS/AP) PUEBLO, Colo. - Authorities in Colorado say a police impersonator picked the wrong man when he approached an undercover detective and demanded he hand over drugs as part of a drug bust.

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, the undercover detective was in a cellphone store speaking to a clerk Monday when a man came in demanding to know why the detective had so many phones and accused him of being a drug dealer. He demanded the detective "give him the drugs," according to the paper.

The detective then turned the tables on the impostor, later identified as Roland Herrera. He showed Herrera his own legitimate law enforcement credentials and advised the man he was under arrest for suspicion of impersonation of a peace officer.

Authorities say the 63-year-old Herrera was taken to jail.

  • Crimesider Staff

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