Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Fargo police say man arrested for DUI was using iPad app to pose as police officer

Email News Alerts
news Detroit Lakes, 56501
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

FARGO - Want to impersonate a police officer? Apparently there's an app for that.

Fargo police arrested a 24-year-old man early today after several people reported a suspicious male parked in an alley just off North University Drive between 13th and 14th avenues.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Lt. Joel Vettel said the man was using an iPad app to simulate red-and-blue flashing lights on the dash of his black pickup truck and was also wearing a high-visibility striped jacket and a police-style radio on his belt.

Vettel said the man didn't make any traffic stops, but "it was obvious that he was engaging people."

Officers arrived and found a man matching the suspect's description. Jeffrey James Diesburg of Fargo was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and on three outstanding warrants, Vettel said.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness