Fake cop charged; al­legedly threat­ened to ticket woman

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Po­lice say a 58-year-old man is fac­ing charges that he al­legedly im­per­son­ated a po­lice of­fi­cer in a city north of Toronto. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say that on Fri­day af­ter­noon, a man in a car got the at­ten­tion of a woman who was driv­ing in Vaughan. Po­lice say he was wear­ing what ap­peared to be a po­lice jacket, iden­ti­fied him­self as an of­fi­cer and threat­ened to give her a $500 ticket for tex­ting and driv­ing. A plain­clothes of­fi­cer pa­trolling the area wit­nessed the in­ci­dent and thought it sus­pi­cious so he talked to the woman to de­ter­mine what had taken place. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say 58-year-old Steven Boan of Vaughan is charged with per­son­at­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and is to ap­pear in court Feb. 11 in New­mar­ket, Ont. Any­one who has ex­pe­ri­enced a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion is asked to con­tact York Re­gional Po­lice.

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