New York Man Impersonating A Cop Pulled Over A Van Full Of Detectives
By Bill Galluccio
August 19, 2019
A New York man was arrested while pretending to be a police officer on Long Island. Police say 25-year-old Valiery Portlock turned on his emergency lights and siren and attempted to pull over a van. What Portlock didn't know was that the van was being driven by detectives from the Nassau County Police Department's electronics squad.
The detectives pulled over and identified themselves as they got out of their van. The officers approached Portlock's black Nissan Sentra, but he sped away, driving into oncoming traffic. He managed to get onto the Long Island Expressway but was stopped by highway patrol officers.
Portlock was arrested without incident and charged with criminal impersonation, reckless endangerment and fleeing the police.
Photo: Nassau County Police Department