BAY SHORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A West Islip man has been accused of impersonating a federal agent while trying to pull over a vehicle last month.
Police say a victim reported to authorities that on Feb. 29, someone driving a Jeep activated a red strobe light and tried to pull him over on Fifth Avenue and Brook Avenue in Bay Shore.READ MORE: With Less Than A Week Before NYC's Deadline, Municipal Workers Rally Against Vaccine Mandate On Staten Island
The victim told police the driver of the Jeep pulled up next to his car at a traffic light and told him he was a federal agent.READ MORE: Election Day Guide For Voters In New York
Police said the driver of the Jeep fled after the victim asked to see identification.
Following an investigation, police arrested 24-year-old Shaun Coppola and charged him with second-degree criminal impersonation.MORE NEWS: Election Day Guide For Voters In New Jersey
Police are asking anyone may have encountered the suspect to call the Third Precinct at 631-854-8326 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.