Authorities say a Florida man impersonating an officer turned on the red and blue lights on his car and unknowingly tried to stop a car with a real officer.

Matthew Erris, 26, was arrested on a charge of impersonating a public officer.

The arrest report says Erris turned on the red and blue lights on his SUV in Plant City, Florida, to try to stop the car in front of him.

The driver was an undercover Hillsborough County sheriff’s detective in an unmarked car. He didn’t pull over. Instead, he called dispatchers to alert other deputies, who later stopped Erris. It is not known why Erris tried to stop the car, but he did admit using the lights to get through heavy traffic.

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