Greensboro man arrested for impersonating officers

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro police officers arrested and charged a man Tuesday they say impersonated an officer to get people to move out of his way.

Officers arrested and charged Dakota Milan Bryant, 22, for impersonating a police officer, operating a vehicle with blue lights and use of red or blue lights.

Investigators said Bryant installed the blue and red LED emergency lights on his 2012 Dodge Charger. Bryant even had a PA system and handcuffs inside the car.

Police are not sure how long Bryant was using the car but said social media led to his arrest.

Officer E. Watkins said Bryant posted picture of the car on his own personal Facebook page and a tip was given to Greensboro police through the department’s Facebook page.

If ever someone is unsure if they are being pulled over by a police impersonator, Watkins said they should call 911, turn on their caution lights and drive slow to a well-lit area.

Greensboro police have had seven reports this year of impersonating an officer. Winston-Salem has had 24 reports of impersonating an officer since Jan. 3 of this year.

Bryant posted a $2,000 bail.

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