MESA, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Authorities say they've arrested a man for impersonating a Mesa police officer.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Sgt. Brandon Powell was traveling westbound on the US 60 near Lindsay Road on May 9 when he noticed a large SUV initiating a traffic stop on another vehicle.
Sgt. Powell noticed the SUV had blue and red strobe lights and believed it was an unmarked law enforcement vehicle.
When he stopped to assist, Sgt. Powell noticed the driver of the SUV, identified as 28-year-old Joshua Hillman, was talking to the woman driving the other vehicle.
Hillman was not armed and was wearing a shirt embroidered with the letters "MESA POLICE" on a gold badge.
Sgt. Powell questioned Hillman and determined he was not a law enforcement officer of any kind. Hillman said he pulled the vehicle over because it had cut him off.
Hillman said he had used his red and blue lights before on stranded motorists. He was arrested and booked into jail for impersonating a police officer and three counts of kidnapping.
DPS asks that anyone who has come in contact with Hillman to come forward by calling 1-877-272-8329 or by visiting p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=1202.