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Fake cop jailed after failed pick up attempt

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08:49 CEST+02:00
A man who in April pretended to be a policeman and asked a “cute” Swedish woman for her phone number was jailed for 16 months on Monday for impersonating a police officer.

The man was arrested in May following an incident involving a 26-year-old woman named Angelica.

The man had pulled over the woman in April in what she had thought to be an undercover police car.

However, despite having no equipment, badge, or uniform, the man still convinced the woman that she had been driving too fast, but let her off with a warning.

But this exchange didn't seem to satisfy the infatuated “inspector”, who pulled her over again several minutes later, this time asking for her phone number “just in case something happened”.

Later that night, the woman received a text from the man.

“You got to keep your driving license and you got away without a fine. You were so cute in your blue jeans ;) Can you be in Väsby around 5pm if that works?” the message said.

The man has now been sentenced to a year and four months in prison for impersonating a police officer and for a spate of car thefts.

He was furthermore ordered to pay 91,000 kronor ($13,000) to the eight plaintiffs.

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