Police say fake officer arrested by real officer

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a man impersonating a police officer tried to pull over the wrong motorist: a real police officer.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 20-year-old Nicholas Keeton was charged Thursday with false impersonation of a law enforcement officer.

Police say Keeton was driving an Impala equipped with a siren and flashing lights when he pulled up next to another vehicle Thursday at an intersection and allegedly identified himself as a police officer.

The driver of the other vehicle — an actual city officer in his personal vehicle — then arrested Keeton.

Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Keeton.