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“I am a federal agent!” Police impersonator caught on camera flashing fake badge


A Jefferson County, Colorado man is behind bars after police found evidence he had been going around and impersonating both local and federal officers.

According to KDVR, Michael Nelson threatened a woman after he initiated a fake traffic stop on Tuesday. The woman, sensing something was wrong after she noticed Nelson was driving erratically, began filming the encounter.

Nelson flashed a fake gold Interpol badge and claimed to be a federal agent, but Nelson has never been employed by any type of law enforcement agency.

In an arrest affidavit, the Morrison chief of police said he recognized the man in the video. Turns out, he previously pulled Nelson over a few months ago for a traffic stop and “recalled Michael having an Interpol Police badge in his vehicle at the time of the stop and said the badge belonged to one of his children.”

The TV station also found several other photos of Nelson in other falsely manufactured law enforcement vests including CPW, ICE, and Homeland Security.

He is facing charges of impersonating a peace officer and false imprisonment.

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