the detective soon realised that Singh was not an actual officer.
US Indian man Imroj Singh, aged 23, was arrested on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, for impersonating a police officer.
The Fontana, California resident was arrested after he attempted to pull over a vehicle, unaware that the driver was an actual sheriff’s detective.
The detective had been driving an unmarked car on the freeway when the incident happened.
Singh was in a black Jeep Wrangler when he switched on red and blue strobe lights and tried to pull the detective over on the 210 Freeway near Baseline Street in Upland, California.
The detective, who is from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station initially thought it was a real police unit.
The detective thought it might have been an unmarked California Highway Patrol unit and began to pull over.
However, the detective soon realised that Singh was not an actual officer.
He put on his sirens and lights. At that point, Singh sped off and the detective gave chase. Eventually, Singh stopped and got out of the vehicle.
According to police officers, Singh purchased the police lights on the internet and had them installed to the front of his vehicle.
He allegedly bought them to look like his car was a law enforcement vehicle.
The US Indian was arrested and booked into a county jail. He faces a misdemeanour charge for impersonating a police officer.
The authorities say that Singh may have used the lights and Jeep to pull over other people in the past.
He is set to be produced before the court on August 5, 2019.
Anyone with information is advised to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Detective Division at (909) 477-2800.
If you choose to remain anonymous, you can call the We-Tip telephone line at 1-800-78-CRIME.
Impersonating a police officer is covered under California Penal Code Section 538d.
It is also a misdemeanour offence to wear a badge to make it appear you are given the authority of a police officer.
It is a misdemeanour if the badge is similar to an authorised police officer badge that a person could be deceived into believing that you are an officer.
If a person is convicted of impersonating a police officer, the person could face up to six months in prison and a fine up to $1,000 (£780).
If a person violates Section 538d using a badge, they can face up to a year in prison as well as a fine up to $2,000 (£1,560).