Police Officer Busted After Pulling Over Real Cop, Police Say
A man impersonating a police officer tried to make a traffic stop while driving in New Jersey just days before Christmas but it turns out he chose the wrong car -- a police sergeant from a nearby station, police said.
Richard Goldrick, 68, was driving on the Garden State Parkway in Holmdel Township, N.J. on Dec. 21 when he activated the emergency lights in his 2013 black Chevrolet Suburban and attempted to pull over Sgt. Charles Stab, who was driving his personal vehicle, a Dodge Durango, according to New Jersey State Police.
Stab, an overnight sergeant at the Woodbridge Police Department in Woodbridge Township, N.J., was driving to work in moderate traffic when a car flashed its high beams at him, indicating for him to move, he told ABC News today.
"I wasn’t trying to prevent him from going forward," he said. "[I] just couldn’t go anywhere."
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Stab thought he was being stopped by an undercover officer, the police report states. It wasn't his first time being stopped by an unmarked car, he said.
Once both cars were stopped, Goldrick drove past him and took off at a "high speed," Stab said.
“I immediately knew something wasn’t right," Stab said.