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Man Impersonating a Cop Arrested For Stopping a Real Cop

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A New Mexico man pretending to be a police officer was arrested after attempting to stop a real Albuquerque Police Department detective Wednesday.

According to police, Tyree Appleberry, 43, was driving a white Chevy Tahoe with a red strobe light mounted on his dashboard when he attempted to stop a driver, who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

The undercover officer, who name was withheld, was working a bait car operation on a residential street near Broadway and Gibson SE at the time, according to the police report.

KOB-TV reports that Appleberry was given a citation for impersonating a police officer then arrested for an outstanding warrant.

However, Appleberry claims he is innocent of the charges and says he was not impersonating a police officer, but wanted to know why the driver was in a parking lot next to an auto auction yard where his friend works.

"At no time did I say I was a cop, did I pretend to be a cop, did I badge anybody. At no time did that happen," Appleberry told KOB 4.

Appleberry, who is facing misdemeanor charges, was arrested after police discovered he had a warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear in court for a reckless driving charge.

Police said Appleberry is a firefighter with the Division of Forestry and Wildland Fire Management, a component of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

A spokesperson for the Albuquerque Police Department told the news station that the arresting officer made the choice to charge Appleberry with a misdemeanor instead of a more serious felony charge.

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