Police say fake cop messed with wrong guy (a real officer)


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NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Police say that when a driver turned on his police-style blue flashing lights to get another car out of his way, he chose poorly: The other motorist was a real officer.

Coweta County sheriff's Lt. John Kennedy says the East Point police officer was driving to work on Interstate 85 Saturday night when the driver behind him turned on the lights, so he moved over one lane but grew suspicious and followed the other car.

Kennedy says that's when 21-year-old Deion Laquon Colliers pointed a handgun out the window toward the officer's car.

Kennedy says both cars eventually stopped, with Colliers and the real officer both getting out with guns drawn. He says Colliers faces charges including impersonating police. It wasn't known whether he has an attorney.

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