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: Israel Pounds Gaza With Another Round Of Deadly Airstrikes
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: NYC Adding 250 Officers To Subways As 24-Hour Service Resumes, Mayor Says
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: Confused About COVID-19 Mask Guidance? Here's The Current State Of Play In New York City
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.