L.I. Man Accused Of Impersonating Cop During Traffic Stop

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Suffolk County arrested a man they said impersonated a police officer during a traffic stop on Friday.

Authorities said 28-year-old Christopher Maier, of Sayville, was pulled over as part of a traffic stop in Islip Terrace Friday afternoon.

During the stop at Lowell and Greenlawn avenues, Maier identified himself as a police officer from the Village of Saltaire. He also displayed a Lieutenant’s badge, according to police. Upon further investigation, authorities realized Maier was not an officer.

Maier was to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court. He has been charged with criminal impersonation, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a controlled substance among other charges.

Police are asking anyone who may have encountered Maier impersonating an officer to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

  • Rugbyball

    They took his mug shot with him wearing his fake badge?

  • pogo the clown

    Wow – he does look like a cop!

    Those empty eyes – double chin – thin lips (like Frank Burns from MASH) – blank dull expression. If he was monosyllabic when being questioned, then he should have passed as a cop with ease. But if he spoke with intelligence, then that is how they knew he was not one of their own.

  • liwingnut

    Just think if he was ….he’d be 10 or so years away from retirement.

  • Officer Levy

    First, He isn’t fat enough to be a cop. Secondly, His uniform is clean of powder and crumbs.

  • Finest

    He does kind of look like a cop.

  • DanTe

    Send him to jail with his poh-lice uniform. Let’s see how wide his anus gets.

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