A man from Mableton, Georgia, was arrested on Saturday for pretending to be a police officer. 48-year-old Danny Ponder was arrested when Cobb County police say they caught him directing traffic for a funeral procession.
Leading the procession stopping and directing traffic, Ponder looked like a police officer and was driving a motorcycle with red and white flashing lights.
However, police use blue flashing lights.
A real officer followed the procession, not wanting to be intrusive and finally caught up with Ponder at a busy intersection.
He was in the middle of the intersection directing traffic for the procession.
Ponder was charged with felony impersonating an officer. He wore a blue uniform with patches that said "Police" and had a gold badge that said "Special Services Police, State of Georgia".
He was carrying a Glock 23 pistols, two spare magazine of ammo, a radio that didn't work and a pair of handcuffs.
Ponder was a police officer for about seven months in DeKalb County in 1988. His police officer certification was revoked in 1989.
Ponder was arrested and is now out on a $5,700 bond.
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