Don’t be fooled, cops don’t drive those granny mobiles.
Cops hate police impersonators and it’s no wonder why. Someone who masquerades as an officer can hurt people in some sickening ways while also eroding trust in law enforcement among citizens. We’re sure Limestone County Sheriff deputies are breathing a sigh of relief after they busted a teenager for allegedly trying to impersonate a cop using, of all things, a white Toyota Solara.
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Now maybe in some retirement communities ten years ago there were some police driving around in Toyota Solaras, although we doubt it. With the exception of some muscle cars and sports cars, law enforcement agencies tend to stay away from coupes. And a Solara is a far cry from a performance machine. Still, we know a lot of people are bad at identifying cars, so this kid might’ve fooled some people anyway.
According to the sheriff’s office, 18-year-old Logan William Martin was arrested on June 2 after someone tipped them off that the kid stole some blue lights from the Madison County Career Tech Law Enforcement vehicle. Instead of trying to trick out his pad for a crazy party, he was allegedly gearing up to play cop and act like a big man.
After getting a search warrant for the Toyota, law enforcement found a cache of police items that look to be from different agencies in the area, although they’re unsure if those items are legit or counterfeits. You can see everything spread out on the hood of the granny mobile, along with a high-visibility vest, a few knives, teddy bears, flashlight, handcuffs, and what appears to be several packages of condoms. What a time to be alive.
Reportedly, during questioning Martin confessed to impersonating an officer in a few counties in Alabama and Tennessee. While he was in jail, he’s since been released after posting a $2,500 bond. Law enforcement is asking anyone in the Tennessee Valley area who was pulled over by Martin to come forward with that info by calling Captain Caleb Durden at (256) 232-0111.
Images via Limestone County Sheriff’s Office