Whitesboro man accused of posing as police officer

SHERMAN, Tex. - A suspected police impersonator is in custody after stopping a Sherman man Friday night, police said. Authorities say it may not be the first time an incident liek this has happened.

Police say John Stacey, a mechanic for the city of McKinney and a Whitesboro resident tried to stop Charles Dozeman as he was traveling on Highway 75.

Dozeman says he saw the red and blue flashing lights in his rearview mirror and pulled over in the Sherman Wal-Mart parking lot.

But the supposed officer never got out of his car. Dozeman says he walked over to the fake police car and saw that the man driving had on a mechanic's shirt with a badge pinned to it.

The suspect told Dozeman he was going to have him arrested. That was when Dozeman says he called 911 and the suspect drove off through the parking lot.

Police say John Stacey also had a gun in the glove box of his car.

He was jailed Friday night on weapons charges.

No bond has been set.

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