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Mid-South man arrested for impersonating a police officer

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Investigators with the sheriff's department discovered that 23-year-old Jacob Dye had clothing and items that altered his appearance to be that of a law enforcement official. Investigators with the sheriff's department discovered that 23-year-old Jacob Dye had clothing and items that altered his appearance to be that of a law enforcement official.
Dye was charged with impersonating a police officer Tuesday, according to WTVA. Dye was charged with impersonating a police officer Tuesday, according to WTVA.
TUPELO, MS -

(WMC-TV) - An alleged police impersonator sits behind bars after he went to great lengths to make one woman believe he was a cop, according to police.

"It stemmed from an incident that happened this past Friday. A complainant had contacted our office and claimed she had been stopped by a white male that was driving a white colored Impala or Malibu style vehicle," said Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson.

Investigators with the sheriff's department discovered that 23-year-old Jacob Dye had clothing and items that altered his appearance to be that of a law enforcement official.

"Apparently it was just a traffic stop where he scolded her for some traffic violation that he felt he encountered with her," said Johnson.

The sheriff warns there are steps that drivers can take to protect themselves when pulled over.

"If you have a cell phone, there is nothing wrong with calling 911 and letting them know what's going on. They can verify if it's a traffic stop or not," said Johnson.

He said this type of crime does not happen often.

"I can safely say that nine times out of ten and 99. 9 percent of the time it's going to be a legitimate stop. If its got blue lights even if its an unmarked car an officer is going to identify himself," said Johnson.

Dye was charged with impersonating a police officer Tuesday, according to WTVA.

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