Man accused of impersonating a police officer

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - By Kelvin Reynolds

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa County deputies arrested 32-year-old Gregory Garner on charges of impersonating a police officer Thursday. Deputies accuse him of driving a car with flashing strobe lights Wednesday night to pull over a car on Highway 140 in Coker.

A woman was driving. She and her male passenger pulled into a well lit area to stop. According to court documents, Garner was dressed in a T-shirt and blue jeans. They became suspicious and drove off. They gave the suspect's description to deputies who say it fit Garner.

Court documents say Garner admitted to stopping the car. He says he was working for CSI Inc.

Garner also told deputies he thought the driver was someone he was looking for named Jojo. The investigating officer says he spoke to Garner's boss. He says he never gave employees permission to make traffic stops.

FOX6 News could not find a listing for CSI Inc.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ted Sexton says this case of impersonating an officer is not related to a similar case in Pickens County where a woman was raped by a fake cop in November.

Copyright 2010 WBRC. All rights reserved.