I have a love/hate relationship with generic career and life advice. The phrase, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” sounds great and all, but taking it literally can make for a very awkward experience at work when you show up for your shift at The Waffle House while wearing an attitude era Mankind-inspired leather mask. The same goes for the saying, “fake it ‘til you make it.” If people start taking it literally, you’re going to have problems like this…
Via Fox 23…
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer in Tahlequah on Saturday.
An 18-year-old man flagged a deputy down around 1:20 a.m. on Feb. 15 to tell him about the man who pulled him over and took food from him.
Deputies say the victim was driving on Highway 62 near Midway Store in the Woodall area when another man driving what was described as a 1990s model Oldsmobile or Buick flashed red and blue lights behind him.
We can’t really judge this guy for being tricked into thinking he was being pulled over by a real cop. In the victim’s defense, it was probably dark outside and honestly my own heart still skips a beat every time I see my neighbor’s decommissioned 1980s-era police car trailing me into the neighborhood. But we can judge him for falling for the impersonator’s next ploy…
The victim pulled over and saw the other driver walk up with what deputies say was a “law enforcement style duty belt” with a handgun holster.
The man asked the victim his age and threatened to give him curfew citation — but instead took his newly bought French fries and drove away.
Anyone with any information or who may have had a similar experience is asked to call Sheriff Jason Chennault at 918-456-2583.
Yep, the guy got tricked into handing over his French fries to a fake cop. Look, I know some pretty ridiculous stuff can be subject to civil forfeiture. But the victim should’ve known this cop was a phony when he went all “search and seizer” on some French fries over some donuts.
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