Fake Cop Pulls Over Real Cop, Gets Caught

Prince George's County Police arrested a police impersonator Wednesday after he pulled over an off-duty police officer in Upper Marlboro.


A Crofton man was charged Wednesday in the impersonation of a police officer in Upper Marlboro.

Prince George's County Police said a man was driving a white truck southbound on Route 301, when he tried to pull over a Capitol Heights Police officer, who was driving his personal vehicle near Trade Zone Avenue.

When the real police officer identified himself, the suspect told him he was a military officer from Louisiana, according to PGPD.

The suspect tried to cite the off-duty officer for speeding, according to reports, but the officer told the suspect he did not have jurisidiction in Upper Marlboro and that the blue and red emergency equipment in his truck was illegal in Maryland.

The suspect fled the scene, but was closely followed by the Capitol Heights Police officer until Prince George's County Police arrived.

Police charged Anthony Kenneth Mastrogiovanni, 29, of the 900 block of Eastham Court, for impersonating a police officer. Mastrogiovanni has been released from police custody.

Police are asking anyone who may have fallen victim to Mastrogiovanni to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District V Investigative Section at 301-856-3130.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.

morgan gale June 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I've been waiting years for something like this to happen. These joyseekers are a menace to officers doing their jobs.
tcmitssr June 24, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Individuals convicted of this aren't joy-seekers. They are potential: murderers, carjackers, kidnappers etc. This should be a categorized as a high level felony with punishment appropriate to the crime.
Kathie barton June 26, 2012 at 05:01 AM
The fake cop should be put in jail for a long time with no bail,there's enough crime here and we want to trust our officers to be for us.not to be feared!i say lock his a--up!!
Kathie barton June 26, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Lock his a-- up
Cynthia Adams June 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM
Lock his ass up!!
Fuck you June 26, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Leave him alone!
Fuck you June 26, 2012 at 07:42 PM
He is just trying to have some fun. Impersonating cops is fun! I have a fake badge and do it all the time
Sick Of It!!! June 27, 2012 at 08:31 AM
F.Y. you have got to be the biggest jerk, it is people like that ruin our world for all of us! I hope you get caught very soon.
Netty Woods June 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Why do ppl have time to do petty crimes impersonating officers. When we're going through a recession. How about make something better of urself and get a real damn job. Support ur family!!!
Louise Habib June 28, 2012 at 06:16 PM
steve June 28, 2012 at 07:01 PM
also i hope he will be in hell soon.
kraftydevil June 29, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Fun? When you play with the law, you put yourself in a vulnerable position and endanger others. Whether you don't get caught or no one gets hurt it's not the point. The point is that you increased the chances for some bad shit to go down putting yourself and others at risk. It only takes one mistake to fuck up your whole life or someone else's.


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