Casselberry, Florida: A man from Florida was arrested by the police after he was impersonating law enforcement. He was caught after he pulled over an off-duty police officer.
On March 29, 2020, a police officer was dispatched to the Red Bug Lake Road and State Road 436 in reference to a suspicious incident.
The Casselberry Police Department said that an off-duty police officer was pulled over by a man that was riding a white Ford Explorer that was equipped with a push bumper and emergency lighting.
Authorities said that the vehicle looked like an unmarked police vehicle.
The off-duty police officer was pulled over using strobing lights and a P.A. system that told him to slow down.
He went on to pull next to the off-duty police officer, rolled down his window, and told him that he needs to slow down.
The off-duty police officer went on to contact law enforcement and follow the white Ford Explorer.
The man was then stopped as a Florida Highway Patrol officer arrived.
40-year-old Omar Forde, the man, was wearing a tactical vest with a silver badge, a duty belt carrying a holstered handgun, and a taser.
He also had a patch that stated “criminal taskforce”.
Forde told the police that he works as a security guard with a private security company named Criminal Task Force.
He also said that the off-duty police officer was swerving and thought that he was under the influence, which is why he activated his emergency lights and told him to slow down.
Forde was arrested on September 8, 2020, for falsely impersonating a police officer.