A vehicle that looked a lot like a genuine police SUV almost fooled Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard. Almost.

Bouchard eyed the vehicle driving on M-59 and initially thought it looked legitimate.

"Initially, to me, it looked exactly like a police car. It was a police car, it had the push bumpers, a whole light array on the back." Bouchard told WDIV. "It said ‘police interceptor dial 911’ as well as ‘K-9 stay back.'”

But then the sheriff noticed something out of place. The vehicle had an "emergency response" decal on the side, which gave him pause.

“I was like, ‘That’s not a police car. Something weird is going on here,'" he said.

Bouchard says the driver appeared surprised when he pulled him over.

“He looks at me and says, ‘Who are you?’ And I said, ‘I’m the sheriff. Who are you?'" Bouchard said.

The fake cop car came complete with a fake radar gun, a computer that was supposed to look like a dispatch computer, and weapons.

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The driver was arrested and is currently in custody. A bystander captured the whole thing on his cellphone camera. Now the question plaguing the department is whether or not the driver pulled anyone over, or issued any fake citations.


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