GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla.- Two teens pretended to be cops when they pulled over a car in Golden Gate Estates Tuesday night.
Juan Arreguin told Collier County deputies he pulled over after a car with flashing red lights pulled up behind him the near the intersection of Golden Gate Boulevard and Collier Boulevard. Arreguin and his friends sat waiting on a deputy to approach their window but no one came and the car took off.
911 Caller: “He just turned on the light and I pulled over. I thought it was a cop and it wasn’t a cop. I looked at his license plate and it was nothing, he is speeding right now.”
911 Operator: “Okay, you’re following the vehicle?”
911 Caller: “No, I can see him, but he is going at least 65 or 70 mph.”
The caller said the two men behind the wheel were around 18 years old. The suspect’s car was described as a white, two-door Infinity or Buick.
“If there is reason to believe that the person pulling you over is not a cop, then it would be a good idea to put your hazard lights on to signify you want to cooperate, go to a well-lit place or call 911 to verify it is an officer,” said Sgt. Rebecca Gonzalez with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.
In this case, Arreguin and his friends did call 911.
911 Operator: “Is the cop light in the front or back of the vehicle?”
911 Caller: “It was in the upper left of the windshield.”