Fake police officer jailed after stopping real one

Armband and truncheon found in car (c) Police Nationale

A man who was pretending to be a police officer in Annemasse has been jailed for 10 months.

The 40-year-old was in the neighbouring French town, wearing a police armband and stopping vehicles. His luck ran out when he stopped a real plain clothes officer 2 weeks ago.

The man fled, but was caught two days later. He was also found to be driving without a licence and insurance. 

In his car was a truncheon and a police armband. 

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