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Temple Terrace man accused of impersonating police officer

TEMPLE TERRACE — A 22-year-old was jailed early Tuesday after police said he questioned a woman in her car, pretending to be a cop.

Police said it happened about 2:40 a.m. Leah Simmerman, 21, pulled into a parking space at the Raintree subdivision in Temple Terrace when a green Chevy Trailblazer pulled up near her car. To avoid the sport utility vehicle, Simmerman looped around the complex and called 911.

When she pulled into another parking space, the Chevy pulled up behind her.

The driver, Noah Miller of 1312 Boardwalk Path Drive, Apt. D, walked up to Simmerman's car and told her to roll down her window, police said. She refused. Miller told her he was a police officer.

She cracked the window, still connected with 911 dispatchers, and asked to see a badge.

Miller told her his badge was in his car and walked back but then drove off, police said.

Simmerman described the vehicle to police, who stopped Miller as he was leaving the complex. Officers said they found a BB pistol, handcuffs, metal baton, folding knife, flashlight and ballistic vest in his SUV.

Miller, whose jail record lists his employment as a security guard, faces charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer and false imprisonment. He was taken to a Hillsborough County jail, where he remained in lieu of $4,000 bail Tuesday.

Temple Terrace man accused of impersonating police officer 11/10/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 9:42pm]
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