On Friday a New York man pretending to be a police officer was arrested after he pulled over a van full of detectives.
25-year-old Valiery Portlock was driving in a black Nissan Sentra on Hicksville Road near Roosevelt Avenue in Hicksville around 11 a.m. as he tried to pull over a van, investigators said.
According to police Portlock turned on emergency lights and started blowing an air horn, telling the van to pull over.
That van was full of detectives from the Nassau County Police Department’s electronics squad.
As soon as the detectives told Portlock who they were… police say he tried to flee by speeding away into oncoming traffic.
As detectives identified themselves, Portlock allegedly tried to flee the scene. Authorities claim he drove away, swerved into oncoming traffic and eventually sped to the Long Island Expressway, where he was stopped by the highway patrol.
He faces Criminal impersonation, Fleeing from police and Reckless endangerment charges