Tulsa Man Arrested On Complaint Of Impersonating Law Officer
A Tulsa man was arrested Monday for impersonating an officer after police said he tried to pull over a real police officer.
Aaron Michael Forbis was driving a white car with a light bar attached when he pulled behind a real Tulsa patrol officer and activated the emergency lights. The officer started to pull over, thinking a co-worker wanted to talk to him, then became suspicious when he realized the light bar was different than those TPD uses.
Forbis was booked on suspicion of false impersonation of a police officer, driving under the influence, driving under suspension and having an expired tag.
Tulsa Police posted a video of what their unmarked cars look like and noted that officers driving an unmarked vehicle are required to be in full uniform.
Forbis later posted on Facebook that he was not impersonating an officer but put the light bar on his car as part of his neighborhood watch duties. He said it's the only way he's gotten people to slow down in his neighborhood, and the officer was driving 10 to 20 miles over the speed limit.
"I have only the utmost respect for the officers that respect the laws," he said.