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Police impostor confronts real detective

PUEBLO, Colo. - Authorities in Pueblo say a police impersonator picked the wrong man when he approached an undercover detective and demanded he hand over drugs as part of a police drug bust.

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, the undercover detective was in a cell phone store speaking to a clerk about his cellphones when a man came in demanding to know why the detective had so many phones and accused him of being a drug dealer on Monday.
The detective then turned the tables on the impersonator.  He showed the man his own law enforcement credentials and advised the man he was under arrest for impersonation of a peace officer.
Authorities say Roland Herrera was taken to jail and is facing charges of impersonating a peace officer.

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