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Randolph Police: Impersonator Went “Way Beyond Cop Wannabe”

By Bill Shields, WBZ-TV
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RANDOLPH (CBS) – “It goes way beyond cop wannabe,” says Randolph Police Lt. Charles Thistle, who is talking about the arrest of 43-year-old Poorandeo Singh.

When police caught him, they say his SUV was outfitted better than most police cruisers. “We don’t know what his intent was,” says Lt. Thistle, “maybe he wanted to help people, maybe he didn’t”.”

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports.

The SUV had flashing white and blue and red lights, antannaes on top, four sirens under the hood, police labels from a cruiser, and inside, a machete and handcuffs.

When Singh was arraigned today, the prosecutor had enough concern to ask for 250-thousand dollars cash bail. “The items in the car were very disturbing, and could be used for an abduction and sexual assault,”said Erin Murphy.

In fact, Singh does have a record that includes assault and battery, and a sexual assault charge. And in 2007, he was arrested after Randolph Police surveillance video captured Singh stealing a license plate from a cruiser.

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