Huffington Post - ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man impersonating an officer face charges after signaling a real detective to pull over on a road in Florida.
St. Johns County authorities say 20-year-old Matthew Michael Lee McMahon activated a red and blue light Monday while driving behind an unmarked sheriff's car. Detective Chance Anderson pulled over and was shocked to see an unknown face behind the wheel of the other car.
First Coast News (http://fcnews.tv/1rKLqww ) reports that during his more than 10 years of service the detective has arrested several police impersonators. But none had ever ordered him to stop his car.
McMahon is charged with impersonating an officer and unlawfully displaying blue lights.
He was released Tuesday after posting $5,500 in bail. It wasn't clear whether he's hired an attorney.
It's a bold play, there's no denying that. Impersonating an officer is always gonna be a tricky route to take, and when you start actually doing police work, like pulling over cars, you really raise the stakes. But what guys like me and Matthew Michael Lee McMahon (top 5 wrestling name of all time) understand is that life doesn't just give you what you want, you've got to get out there and take it. You're not just going to be able to be a police officer* unless you buy the outfit and a small blue and red light to stick in your car, and start getting your hands on some criminals.
But my question for Matty Mike over here is why the fuck would this be your choice of police work? You're going to go through the trouble of impersonating an officer and risk substantial punishment to do fuckin traffic stops, bro? Dude, you're not a real cop! You don't have to pay dues or anything, you can just step right in to Narco or Homicide like day 1! That's the best part, you get to choose exactly what kind of cop you wanna be. You can be out there Denzel style, banging your chest and sticking pens down Snoop Dogg's throat.
So while I respect the move and understand what you're trying to do here, your end game has to have a higher ceiling, my friend. Chicks dig detectives who actually get shit done. Nobody likes a fuckin traffic cop, dumbass.
P.S. Florida, you really just can't help yourself can you?
* Or I guess you could go through the proper training to actually become a police officer, but that's just for suckers.