Memphis, TN (abc24.com)
According to MPD, just after 12 this morning, Tony Newsom was arrested for impersonating a police officer.
Newsom, driving a black SUV with flashing blue lights in the center of the windshield and flashing high beam headlights similar to police vehicles, pulled over a man who passed him in the 5600 block of Elvis Presley Boulevard.
The man Newsom pulled over, however, was a Memphis Police Officer in full uniform. The MPD officer approached Newsom's vehicle to advise the suspect that he was an officer. The officer observed Newsom quickly putting his phone away that had flashing red & blue lights on its screen.
The MPD officer called for backup and the officers observed a "Shelby County Officer" sticker on the front windshield and one also on the rear license plate. They also located a Memphis Police Department patch on the dashboard of the vehicle that was visible through the windshield. Inside the vehicle, officers observed a Smith&Wesson gun box containing an empty holster, 17 loose 9mm rounds, a receipt for handcuffs, and even a sex toy.
Tony Newsom was using a smartphone with an app that has a "police lights" function that flashes red, white, and blue strobe lights.
He was arrested and charged with Criminal Impersonation, Illegal Use of Flashing Blue Light on Motor Vehicle, Improper Display of Registration, and Violation of Light Law. He is out free on bond and set to be in court on Monday, January 28th, 2013 for an arraignment.