Man impersonating officers pulls over off duty detective

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NEW ALBANY, Indiana (January 11, 2014) — At noon on Saturday afternoon, an off duty detective sergeant with the Indiana State Post  in Sellersburg was driving his police issued unmarked Dodge Charger on County Road 311 in New Albany.

As he was driving, a gold-colored Ford Crown Victoria attempted to conduct a traffic stop on him.

The sergeant did not recognize the vehicle as being a police vehicle, but the driver flashed a gold-colored badge and motioned for him to go into a parking lot.

The driver of the Crown Victoria, later identified as John Brock, 42 of Borden, Indiana pulled up beside the detective and said he was a police officer.

The man yelled curse words and threats to the off duty detective and drove off, parked his car and went into a retail store.

The detective then contacted other officers who arrived at the scene.

When Brock came out of the store and got back into his car, he was stopped by a trooper.

Brock was taken to the Floyd County jail and arrested on charges of operating while intoxicated, driving while suspended and impersonating a police officer.

Police ask anyone who thinks they were stopped by Brock, while impersonating an officer, to contact the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg at 1-800-872-6743 or outside of Indiana at 812-246-5424.

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