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Florida Man Spends Night Impersonating a Police Officer....Until He Pulled Over an Undercover Cop

A Pasco County man has landed behind bars after he allegedly impersonated an officer and pulled over a real one, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Matthew Joseph Erris, 26, of Dade City, was arrested for impersonating a law enforcement officer and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.

I came into this story hoping to give this guy the benefit of the doubt. I wanted him to be some sort of criminal mastermind that just ran into a spell of tough luck. I mean, what are the chances you pull over an undercover cop? 999 times out of 1000 he pulls over an unexpecting old lady and steals her identity. But nope, I was all wrong. Turns out this guy is just a complete idiot.

Do you see what this guy is wearing in his mug shot? A wife beater. This guy tried to pull someone over in a wife beater. I don’t care if you pull over an undercover cop or a 90-year-old lady with dementia, if you’re wearing a wife beater, no one is falling for that. And on top of his rather unorthodox apparel, he was also driving a Trailblazer with lights on top.

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I know that some counties utilize the trailblazer for their law enforcement vehicles…..but they also put the police department decals on the side. This guy could not be any more conspicuous. I haven’t seen this type of terrible disguise since that 30-year-old slugger from the Domincan faked his birth certificate in the Benchwarmers.

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But aside from his lack of police uniform and police cruiser, this guy’s disguise seemed pretty spot on. His gun was a damn near spitting image of a police officer’s gun. Oops, wait, nevermind. It was actually just an airsoft gun that he spray-painted black.

How stupid can you be? I’m all for fake IDs, identity thefts, and other fraudulent crimes. I love the idea of cheating the system for your own personal gain. But if you’re going to commit a crime where you pretend to be someone else, you need to give a whole lot more effort than this. This guy shouldn’t just get charged with with impersonating an officer, he should also get charged with being stupid and lazy.