Holiday, FL Jan 31 2012– A security guard was arrested Friday after he was caught impersonating an officer.
According to police, on Jan. 14, Richard Sleeper pulled over a car in the 4600 block of Floramar Terrace in New Port Richey for having an obscured tag and identified himself as a police officer. After saying he was going to cite the driver for having the obscured tag, he got back into his car and pulled away in front of the car.
The driver and passenger told police Sleeper then began “brake checking” them a couple blocks from the traffic stop causing an accident.
The Florida Highway Patrol officer who responded to the accident found a security jacket, black revolver were found in Sleeper’s car. The victims said those items were not shown to them when he pulled them over.
Deputies say after Sleeper was under arrest he admitted to confronting the driver for having an obscured tag.
Sleeper was charged with Impersonating an Officer and was released the next day on $5,000 bond.