BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – A person seen flagging down motorists on a Boulder County street Tuesday night wasn’t soliciting unfastened change, he was desperately making an attempt to get away from a person who deputies say wasn’t who he seemed to be.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Workplace says the person the sufferer was trying to flee was impersonating an officer and had simply pulled the sufferer over close to 61st Road and Andrus Street in unincorporated Boulder County.
Deputies arrested Dominic Fell, 23, of Longmont, shortly after the incident and booked him into the Boulder County Jail.
Deputies say Fell was sporting plain garments and a Boulder County Sheriff’s Workplace baseball cap when he used a set of purple and blue flashing lights in his windshield to cease the sufferer round 5:forty five p.m.
As soon as stopped, deputies say Fell approached the automotive and requested the sufferer for his driver’s license after which ordered him out of the car, the place he allegedly ordered the sufferer to place his palms on his automotive.
Deputies say the sufferer turned suspicious at that time and requested to see Fell’s badge, however when the suspect was unable to supply one, the sufferer took off and tried to the get the eye of passing motorists.
Deputies say Fell didn’t stick round for much longer after the pretend visitors cease fell aside. The suspect received again into his automotive and took off. However that wasn’t the final time the sufferer would encounter Fell.
About an hour later, the sufferer noticed Fell at a Boulder King Soopers and referred to as police, however the suspect had left the shop earlier than authorities arrived. He was later recognized and arrested a short while later.
Deputies searched Fell’s automotive and located further gadgets belonging to the sheriff’s workplace, together with an previous rain jacket, an previous uniform shirt, a bullhorn, and previous obligation gear.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Workplace says Fell obtained the gadgets from a member of the family who works for the sheriff’s workplace. Investigators do not consider the member of the family knew the gadgets have been being utilized by Fell.
Fell is dealing with costs of felony impersonation of a peace officer, harassment, and misdemeanor menacing.