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Police imposter arrested after ordering police detective to turn over his drugs

By Mason White 11:36 AM September 29, 2013
Rolando Herrera 

By: Debbie Gross
A fake police officer was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer related charges after he ordered a police detective to turn over his drugs, according to police reports in Texas.

Pueblo County Police said that an alleged police impersonator nailed the wrong man inside a mobile phone store in Pueblo West on Monday, after the man he was trying to fool was a police detective.

Rolando Herrera, 63, of a nameless town in Texas, was arrested on suspicion of impersonating an officer after he allegedly told a detective that he was an officer.

Herrera was arrested in Pueblo County jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

According to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, the undercover detective was in the store talking to an employee about his phone. While there, he was approached by a man, who identified himself as a police officer.

Herrera asked the deputy: “Why do you have so many phones? Are you a drug dealer?”

The detective did not answer, but Herrera insisted.

Herrera identified himself as “police” and ordered the detective to hand over his drugs to him.

The detective asked the man to show him his credentials and again the man told the detective to “give him the drugs.”

That is when the detective turned the tables on Herrera.

He showed Herrera his own credentials and advised him he was under arrest for impersonating an officer.

The police said that Herrera is a parolee from Texas and has a history of crime.