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Pasco man arrested for impersonating an officer

Wesley Chapel, Florida -- A security company employee, accused of impersonating an officer and trying to pull a car over, was arrested shortly after the incident late Thursday night.

The three victims told Pasco Sheriff's deputies they were driving in the area of Wild Taro Way and Curley Road when a black Crown Victoria got behind them, activated its front facing white strobe lights and spot light, and pulled them over.

During the stop, the victims began to realize the man, later identified as 47-year-old Yordis Fornaris, wasn't a cop at all and tried to leave. Fornaris tried to pull them over again and when they confronted him about not being a cop, he drove off into the subdivision where they live.

Deputies located the Crown Victoria parked at a home in the subdivision on Penta Place and approached Fornaris and two others who were outside the home near the car.

At first, deputies say, Fornaris denied trying to conduct a traffic stop. Once one of the victims showed up to the home and positively identified him as the man who pulled them over, he became agitated and refused to cooperate with deputies. After ignoring commands from deputies to stay outside for questioning, he was arrested.

During a search of the car, the switch to activate the two white strobe lights in the grill and four white strobe lights on the rear deck of the car was found. The dual center strobe light was on a switch that plugged into the accessory outlet in the dash.

The vehicle was registered to Fornaris, not the security company he works for.

Fornaris has been charged with falsely impersonating an officer and resisting without violence.


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