‘Fake Cop’ Arrested For Pulling Over Bicyclist In NH

PELHAM, N.H. (CBS) – Police in Pelham, New Hampshire arrested a man who allegedly posed as a police officer late Wednesday night.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports

Investigators say 25-year-old Timothy Rutherford was allegedly driving an SUV equipped with flashing blue strobe lights, when he “pulled over” a man riding a bicycle on Old Bridge St. around 11:30 p.m.

rutherford lights Fake Cop Arrested For Pulling Over Bicyclist In NH

Police say these strobe lights were mounted in the grill. (photo courtesy: Pelham, NH police)

The man told police Rutherford forced him to lie on the ground with his arms at his side.  Rutherford then allegedly fled the scene and the victim called police.

Pelham police eventually caught up to Rutherford after someone spotted the SUV on Bridge Street. They pulled the vehicle over, took Rutherford into custody and impounded the vehicle.

Rutherford was charged with impersonating a police officer, false imprisonment, and infractions related the flashing lights on the SUV.

  • Pat

    If the police want to know why people don’t stop when pulled over, this could be one reason!

  • George Vreeland Hill

    People who pose as police officers should get the maximum punishment.
    Their victims would be afraid the next time they see police lights and then no telling what would happen.
    Some people don’t pull over because of this sort of thing.

    George Vreeland Hill

  • Tom

    At the risk of overusing several cliches…
    – “You Sir, are an idiot”
    -” Lots of pain but no gain”
    – “Get a life”.
    – A guy?; really?”

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