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Man arrested for allegedly impersonating police

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Lights and sound devices were found on the truck. (Source: Guntersville PD) Lights and sound devices were found on the truck. (Source: Guntersville PD)
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Marshall County man faces charges after police said he tried to pull over vehicles in a department store parking lot in Guntersville.

Police said they have been getting reports about the man's truck recently and were finally able to catch him in the act Monday night.

30-year-old Brian Scott Childress of Albertville is currently in the Guntersville City Jail, facing charges of impersonating a public servant. Guntersville Police confiscated a truck Monday night, saying it pulled over a vehicle using blue lights and a sound-emitting device.

Chief Jim Peterson said they began receiving calls from people in the parking lot, including one from a retired sheriff's deputy. Police found the vehicle in the Walmart parking lot in Guntersville. They stopped the vehicle and said the man claimed he didn't think he was doing anything wrong because he knew the person he was pulling over.

"Part of the problem in this instance was the gentleman's attitude about what he had done. He actually thought it was funny," said Peterson.

Peterson advised that when pulled over at night, your first place to pull over should be a well-lit parking lot, preferably with lots of people around. Whenever concerned about the validity of the person pulling you over, call 911.

If you suspect you may have been a victim of this fake officer, you are asked to contact Guntersville Police.

Childress is being held until bond is set.

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