Group of fake cops busted after trying to pull off fake drug raid – and didn’t fool the real police

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BRONX, NY – A group of three men thought they could dress up as fake cops and do a fake drug bust and get away with it.

Apparently, the three men did not anticipate the real cops taking them to jail.

On January 11th, just before 6 am, three men dressed up as police officers broke into an apartment where Michael Garcia allegedly lives.

The three men presented themselves as police officers who were there serving a search warrant.

The group handcuffed Garcia while they searched the residence and allegedly found three kilos of cocaine and thousands of dollars in cash.

The group took the money and drugs and escorted Garcia into the lobby where they met up with the real New York Police Department who had responded to a possible robbery call.

The officers questioned the trio as to what law enforcement agency they worked for and were told that they needed to go outside and speak with their sergeant. Before officers could stop them, they took off on foot and fled the area. Garcia, being abandoned by the three, also fled the area on foot.

Members of the New York Police Department were able to capture three of the four after a brief foot pursuit. The fourth was arrested when he attempted to come back to the area to retrieve his vehicle.

New York Police officers saw one of the suspects throw a gun during the foot pursuit while two other guns were located where they originally started running.

Officers search the vehicle associated with the trio and located another firearm inside of a backpack.

The three alleged fake cops were identified as Rashiem Council, Paris Fulton, and Terrence McKee who were all arrested for one count of narcotics conspiracy and brandishing firearms in connection with that narcotics conspiracy in federal court.

If they are convicted in federal court, they face a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison for the narcotics charges. If convicted of the firearm charges, they could face anywhere from seven years to life in prison.

Garcia was also charged in the case with one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. If convicted of that charge, Garcia will receive a minimum sentence of five up to 40 years in prison.

US Attorney Damian Williams released a statement after the drug bust speaking about the significant federal charges all involved face. He said:

“As alleged, three of the defendants posed as law enforcement officers and brandished a firearm during a home invasion in which they took approximately three kilograms of cocaine and proceeded from narcotics dealing.

Such brazen and dangerous conduct will not be tolerated. Thanks to the work of the NYPD and federal law enforcement, these defendants face significant federal charges for their alleged crimes.”

The New York Police Department Commissioner, Keechant Sewell, also took the time to praise her officer’s actions. She said:

“Today’s criminal complaint once again highlights the NYPD’s swift work to neutralize the most violent elements of an alleged narcotics enterprise.

Our covenant with New Yorkers is to always answer their calls for help and to work with our partners to ensure justice and I commend the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York for their work with our officers in this important case.”

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Fake cop pulls over car. Realizes the guy he pulled over was a real cop in an unmarked cruiser.

DALLAS, TX – An 18-year-old man has been arrested after he sped past an unmarked police vehicle while allegedly having red and blue lights on.

The officer driving the unmarked car thought he was getting pulled over until the truck sped past him.

The incident reportedly occurred when the officer was driving the unmarked police vehicle on North Central Expressway around 11:30 pm on January 9th.

The unnamed officer alleges that as they were driving down the street, he noticed a vehicle get behind him with red and blue lights activated.

The officer believed that the car might be an emergency vehicle and proceeded to yield around the 8600 block of North Central Expressway.

According to the arrest affidavit, when the officer was yielding, the vehicle with the emergency lights pulled in behind him, making him think he was getting pulled over.

As the officer made it to the side of the road, the vehicle turned off the emergency lights and sped past him. It was then that the officer noticed the vehicle was a pickup truck with lowered suspension, Instagram sticker on the back window, and spiked lug nuts.

Suspecting that this would not be a vehicle that a police officer would be driving, the officer called for uniformed vehicles that were in the area so that it could be stopped.

The officer followed the truck until officers from the Plano and Dallas Police Department roughly 11 miles away from the initial encounter near the 3500 block of Wilshire Way in Richardson.

When police made contact with the alleged driver, 18-year-old Alexis Estrada Lopez, they noticed two strobe lights with glass-mounting suction cups which were resting on the floorboard of the truck.

Police also located a hardwired siren, air horn, and speakers mounted inside the grill of the truck. Police did not advise if they impounded the truck or seized any of the equipment that was found inside.

Estrada was taken into custody for allegedly impersonating a public servant without incident. Police noted there were two passengers inside of Estrada’s truck which were released from the scene.

Officers noted that Estrada admitted to turning on the red and blue emergency lights while following the unmarked cop car. Estrada allegedly said that he did so because the officer was speeding, and he was trying to slow him down.

Of course, that would be difficult to explain to a judge, considering officers noted he was driving at speeds of approximately 100 miles per hour before he was stopped.

Estrada was transported to the Dallas County Jail and was assigned a $1,500 bond for the criminal offense. He has since bonded out pending a future court date on the matter.

Police warn that anyone who is getting pulled over by an unmarked vehicle to slow down and wait until they are in a well-lit and populated area to stop. If the person who is trying to pull you over is a police officer, they will understand why you did so after you explain. 

Another way to ensure that the vehicle trying to pull you over is a police vehicle is to call 911. Your phone should connect to the jurisdiction in which you are located so you can ask them if you are being pulled over.

Dispatch and the officers should understand why you called 911 and will let you know that it is a cop…or is not and they will send officers to your location.

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