Texas man impersonates cop to real police officer

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Posted: Oct 07, 2014 11:35 AM

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A 41-year-old Midland, Texas, man got a surprise when he tried to impersonate a police officer and berate a fellow driver. The driver he chastised was a police detective.

Eleazar Cisneros confronted a driver, said he was a police officer and complained about being cut off in the parking lot of a burger joint.

When Cisneros was asked to show his police identification, he said he was working under cover.

Cisneros subsequently said he was in a police academy, then acknowledged that his connection to policing was limited to taking some criminal justice classes, according to an arrest affidavit examined by the Midland Reporter-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1EoS2or ).

He was jailed Sunday on $25,000 bond and now could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the third-degree felony charge of impersonating or exerting the functions of a public servant.

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Information from: Midland Reporter-Telegram, http://www.mywesttexas.com