Police: Teen arrested for impersonating cop

Posted at 3:26 PM, Feb 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-08 19:16:54-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- A teenager accused of impersonating a police officer during a bizarre road rage incident earlier this week was arrested Friday.

Chesterfield police charged 19-year-old Nicholas R. Solferino, of the 16000 block of Hidden Sedge Court, with impersonating a police officer.

Police said it happened Tuesday when Solferinoan, who was driving a black vehicle, tried to pass a young man driving on some back roads in the western part of the county on his way to visit a friend at his Highberry Woods Terrace home.

Police said that when passing didn't work, Solferinoa followed the victim to a home in the 14900 block of Highberry Woods Terrace.

That's when the 19-year-old allegedly got out of his car, said he was a police officer and claimed he would have the victim monitored for speeding.

The father of the friend the victim was coming to visit talked to CBS 6 News' Jon Burkett earlier this week.

“We called police and they came quickly.  I figured it was the best thing to do,” said Rich Babbitt, the father of the friend the victim was coming to visit.

Rich Babbit said the minor road-rage incident took place at the foot of the Woolridge Road bridge.

“The kid got out of the car and said ‘I’m an undercover cop and I’m going to arrest you. I’m going to call my sergeant because you are driving too crazy,’” said Babbitt.