Florida man arrested for impersonating officer again, claims he’s being unfairly targeted

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WINDERMERE, Fla. (WESH)—Officials released body camera footage from the man that they said was impersonating an officer.

One of the clips ultimately led to his arrest for the second time. The video captures him riding on his motorcycle at high speed and crossing over lanes while weaving between cars.

The video captures James Dewitte yelling at drivers.

“Get the (expletive) over before you find out,” Dewitte yells in the video to a driver.

“You’re pretending to be a police officer,” the driver responds.

“I know what I’m allowed to do and what I’m not allowed to do,” Dewitte says back.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Dewitte runs a company called Metro-State Special Services, which includes a fleet of motorcycles and SUVs equipped with purple and amber lights.

Dewitte was arrested in September when Windermere police said he was impersonating an officer while escorting a funeral and then becoming argumentative with real officers who stopped him.

After that arrest, detectives seized a body camera from him, which is where the footage of him on his motorcycle comes from.


Article URL: https://www.wfla.com/news/crime/florida-man-arrested-for-impersonating-officer-again-claims-hes-being-unfairly-targeted/

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