Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man suspected of impersonating a police officer in multiple jurisdictions around Albuquerque. This after reports of a self-described “undercover officer” making suspicious traffic stops and having an odd confrontation with some teenage boys.
Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies reported arresting Joseph Hannah, 34, after two women reported separate incidents of being pulled over by a man in a black mustang – complete with flashing police lights. The man, later identified as Hannah, reportedly showed the women his gun, told them he worked undercover, and then proceeded to flirt with them.
Investigators said that Hannah also stopped his Mustang – with activated lights – at an Albuquerque home where a group of teens were playing ball out front.
“He showed me a badge and a gun so I bought it,” said one of the boys, age 15, of Hannah’s claim to be a police officer.
The boy described the encounter with Hannah – who initially remained in his vehicle – as ‘light-hearted’ but then becoming ‘scary’ when Hannah became irritated.…
Police said two men were driving in Lyndhurst when Patel, who was driving a Honda Civic, ‘pulled them over’ and identified himself as a police officer. Patel reportedly told the driver and passenger that they had been speeding. Police reports said that Patel then instructed the men to get out of the car at which point he conducted a pat-down search.
During the search, Patel reportedly took a cell phone and a wallet from the pair. Police said that Patel informed the victims that he was going to run a ‘computer search’ on the vehicle. The victims reported that Patel then went back to his car and fled.
The report did not describe the circumstances by which Patel was able to allegedly pull the victims’ car over. According to police, the victims said Patel never showed any form of identification. So, we are left to conclude that the official look of Patel’s vehicle combined with his steely gaze was enough to quell any suspicions.…
Las Vegas, NV - Douglas Brian Irvin Jr., 32, an actor who has appeared in the film THE HANGOVER, and TV’s CSI and ER, was arrested after allegedly telling a woman that if she didn’t have sex with him he would arrest her. Trouble is that he isn’t a cop.
Police said it all began after Irvin responded to an ad for a ‘sensual body rub.’ He reportedly asked the female masseuse to come to his hotel room.
The masseuse told police that Irving identified himself as “Mark” and agreed to her giving him a sensual body rub for $180. The police report stated that Mark told her that he was a plastic surgeon and that “money was no object.”
According to the report, Irvin began to touch the woman sexually against her will. When she told him to stop, he reportedly offered her $10,000 for sex. She said she agreed but asked for the money up front.
At this point, investigators say Irvin showed her a laminated ID card saying “police” with his photo on it. …