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Teenagers arrested after using iPhone application to pull over drivers

By Mason White 10:33 AM February 21, 2013
Ryan Schulze (left) and Matthew Levi Davis (right)  

By: David Ross
Playing with their iPhone application caused a pair of teenagers to be arrested.
Two teenagers pulled over at least two cars by making the drivers believe they were being followed by police officers.

It happened near the Coastland Center mall in Florida, where a couple of teenagers used an iPhone app to mimic police officers.

Just before 7:00 pm, a police officer, patrolling the parking lot at the Naples shopping center, noticed a marked tan Ford Ranger with red and blue lights while attempting to pull over another vehicle, according to the arrest report.

The officer pulled over the Ford Ranger and asked for ID after suspecting that he was not a real police officer. The teenage driver was identified as Ryan Schulze.

Schulze, 19, and his passenger, Matthew Levi Davis, 18, told the officer they were just messing around because they were bored while waiting for a friend who worked at the mall, according to the police report.

They two admitted that they had been using an iPhone application called “Police Lights” that mimics the emergency lights and sirens of police officers.

While searching the truck, the officer found a marijuana pipe with a small amount of marijuana inside.

Schulze faces charges of impersonating an officer and illegal use of blue lights.

Davis, faces the same charges as Schulze, but he has added charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.