York Regional Police say a 58 year old Vaughan man is facing charges after he allegedly impersonated a police officer.
It’s alleged that on Friday, January 15th, the man followed a woman who was driving north on Dufferin Street near Steeles Avenue, stopping her in traffic.
He then rolled down his window and using a flashlight to get her attention, he identified himself as a police officer and proceeded to yell at the woman and threaten to give her a $500 ticket for texting and driving.
When traffic began to move again, the interaction ended and the victim proceeded northbound.
It just so happened that an actual police officer was in the area at the time and witnessed some of the interaction and felt that it appeared suspicious.
He tracked the woman down a short time later and found out what had happened.
The suspect was subsequently identified and arrested and has now been charged with personating a police officer.
Steven Boan is scheduled to appear in court in Newmarket on Thursday, February 11th.
York Regional Police are asking anyone who has experienced a similar situation or who has information on these incidents to contact the #4 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7470,
or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.