WESLEY CHAPEL — A 47-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after deputies say he pretended to be a police officer and tried to pull over a car.
The catch: He tried to pull over his own neighbors.
Yordis Aguero Fornaris of 7007 Penta Place was driving his black 2004 Ford Crown Victoria and tried to stop the car in front of him near the intersection of Wild Taro Way and Curley Road, according to Pasco Sheriff's Office reports. Fornaris flipped on white strobe lights and a spotlight. A married couple and their friend were in the car, and the wife said they should stop.
But the husband, who was driving, realized it wasn't a police officer. He started to leave. The wife told deputies that the driver of the Crown Victoria tried to stop them again and that her husband rolled down his window and yelled at the man. The woman said that after her husband confronted Fornaris, the man drove into the subdivision they were near.
That was his neighborhood, but it's theirs, too.
Deputies located the car in the subdivision, which was parked in Fornaris' driveway. Speaking through a translator, Fornaris said he had strobe lights but denied trying to pull anyone over.
He was charged with impersonating an officer and resisting arrest without violence. He was jailed in lieu of $5,150 bail.