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Police: Officer impersonator pulled over off-duty cop

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Tony Newsom (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office) Tony Newsom (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man is accused of pulling over a police officer while pretending to be a man of the law.

Tony Newsom is under arrest after police say he pulled over a car on Elvis Presley Boulevard Saturday morning using a smartphone and an app that flashes lights and sounds off like a police siren.

The driver of the car he reportedly pulled over happens to be an off-duty Memphis police officer, who still happened to be in his uniform.

Police say Newsom even had a Memphis Police Department badge, an officer sticker, empty gun holster, 17 rounds of ammunition, and a sex toy inside his car.

Despite everything found inside the car, according to police, the criminal charges stem from using his smartphone to impersonate an officer.

Newsom posted a $250 bond.

He is charged with criminal impersonation, illegal use of flashing blue light on motor vehicle, improper display of registration, and violation of the light law.

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