Police: Man on LI pretended to be a cop - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Police: Man on LI pretended to be a cop

Posted: Updated:

CORAM, N.Y. (AP) - Suffolk County authorities say a Coram man has been arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer.

Officials say an officer was on patrol Saturday night when he saw a man making what appeared to be a traffic stop on another car.

Authorities say 42-year-old Thomas O'Connor was wearing a shirt with "Police K9 Unit" as well as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms gold shield on a chain around his neck. He also had a police belt, with a black pellet gun, flashlight, and handcuffs. He was driving a car with red and white flashing lights on the dashboard.

O'Connor was arrested on charges including criminal impersonation.

A telephone number for O'Connor could not be found. No information on an attorney was available.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Long Island NewsLong Island NewsMore>>

  • Teen sentenced for deadly crash

    Teen sentenced for deadly crash

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:10:11 GMT
    A Queens teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree in 2012, killing four of his friends on Long Island, was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison on Tuesday.  The judge decided against a four-year youthful offender sentence for Joseph Beer, who was 17 at the time of the crash.
    A Queens teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree in 2012, killing four of his friends on Long Island, was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison on Tuesday.  The judge decided against a four-year youthful offender sentence for Joseph Beer, who was 17 at the time of the crash.
  • 2 charged with stealing used cooking oil

    2 charged with stealing used cooking oil

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:15:56 GMT
    Police on Long Island say two people are charged with stealing about 650 gallons of used cooking oil from restaurants.
    Police on Long Island say two people are charged with stealing about 650 gallons of used cooking oil from restaurants.
  • 2 kids among 5 dead in fiery crash

    2 kids among 5 dead in fiery crash

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:26:37 GMT
    Authorities say a car veered off a New York highway, struck a tree and burst into flames, killing all five people in the vehicle, including two children.
    Authorities say a car veered off a New York highway, struck a tree and burst into flames, killing all five people in the vehicle, including two children.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices