What are the chances?
A New York man accused of impersonating a cop was arrested after ironically pulling over a van full of actual police officers.
The man, Valiery Portlock, 25, unknowingly pulled over the van full of cops by turning on emergency lights and blowing an air horn from his vehicle, a black Nissan Sentra, News 12 Long Island reports.
The knuckleheaded stunt occurred around 11 a.m. last Friday and it’s unclear what Portlock’s end goal was for impersonating a police officer.
Cops in the van were detectives from Nassau County’s Electronics Squad who did pull over upon seeing the flashing lights and hearing the air horn.
Portlock allegedly approached the cop car and confronted the detectives who asked the fake cop who he was and what he was doing.
Knowing he had pulled over the wrong vehicle and that the ruse was up, police say Portlock fled the scene.
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In his Nissan “police cruiser”, Portlock allegedly swerved into oncoming traffic at high speeds trying to put distance between himself and the real men in blue.
Attempting to get away as fast as he could, Portlock took the Long Island Expressway where he was apprehended without incident by a highway patrol.
Portlock was charged with criminal impersonation, reckless endangerment, and fleeing the police.