2 arrested for impersonation, fake police car impounded
Two people have been arrested for installing red and blue lights and a siren on a Ford Expedition and activating them in traffic, causing other drivers to pull over.
According to a community alert sent Wednesday, the Anchorage Police Department got a report of the vehicle on Oct. 21.
“The caller further advised the vehicle had a broken-out window covered in plastic and an NFL sticker on the back window,” the alert reads.
Officers responded and stopped the car near 36th Avenue and Old Seward Highway. The driver was 36-year-old Emerald E. Fuimaono and the passenger was 21-year old Bruce Ioane Jr.
The Expedition had an LED light bar with red and blue flashing lights installed just above the dash.
“When the horn on the steering wheel was depressed, the resulting sound resembled a siren,” police wrote.
Police say both Fuimaono and Ioane were responsible for activating the lights and siren in traffic.
The vehicle was impounded as evidence. Fuimaono was jailed for impersonation of a police officer and Ioane was taken to the Anchorage jail and charged with criminal impersonation.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the incident occurred Oct. 1.
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