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Man accused of posing as Las Vegas police officer during stop

Updated May 13, 2018 - 5:57 pm

A man is accused of impersonating a Las Vegas police officer when, authorities say, he pulled over a driver by using red and blue strobe lights installed on his vehicle.

Allen B. Isaacson, 24, was arrested at his home early Wednesday, hours after a woman called police to report a suspicious traffic stop, according to his arrest report. He faces charges of impersonating a public officer and second-degree kidnapping.

According to the arrest report:

The woman told police that she was driving home late Tuesday when she noticed a red vehicle following her near Fort Apache and Sunset roads. She saw red and blue lights in her rearview mirror and pulled over.

Isaacson approached the vehicle and identified himself as a Metropolitan Police Department employee. He told the woman that he’d stopped her because she was swerving, and he demanded to see her driver’s license and registration.

Isaacson told police he pulled her over because he wanted “to see if she was OK because she cut him off.”

The woman told police that she was suspicious because Isaacson was not wearing an officer’s uniform. Instead, she told police, he was wearing a white shirt under a yellow vest and had what appeared to be a handgun strapped to his right hip.

When the woman asked Isaacson for his badge number and a form of identification, he handed her a plastic card that identified him as “Allen Isaacson, Metro Roadway Supervisor,” the report said. The card included a fake badge number, police said.

During Isaacson’s arrest, officers recovered a BB gun, a yellow vest and red and blue lights in his car, the report said.

In an interview with detectives Wednesday, Isaacson could not explain why he was armed with a BB gun but told police that he “never planned to harm the woman he pulled over,” the report said.

Isaacson was being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center. He is set to appear May 24 in court for his preliminary hearing, jail records show.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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