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Man sentenced after impersonating cop and pulling over detective

NewsBy Karl Doyle
The man pretended to be a cop and grilled the detective
The man pretended to be a cop and grilled the detective

A man has been sentenced to 18 months of probation and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation after pulling over a detective while impersonating a police officer.

David Scofield, 50, of Lancaster, Ohio, was arrested on October 13 after a detective said he shined a spotlight into his car and swerved in front of him on Interstate 76 outside Akron.

Scofield pleaded no contest last month to charges of impersonating a police officer, mishandling a firearm and obstructing official business.

A judge in Akron also fined him 1,000 dollars and ordered that all contents seized from his car, including a gun and law enforcement paraphernalia, be destroyed.