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September 12, 2013

Man caught pretending to be police officer


Police began questioning the suspect, who admitted to police that he had pulled over another motorist. He told police that the other driver had cut him off while inside the nearby Stop & Shop parking lot and pulled him over to scare him straight. Police quickly learned Webb had a previous warrant and placed him into custody without issue.

A search of the suspect’s vehicle resulted in the seizure of a pellet gun, black mask, black hat and gloves rolled up into a hoodie sweater.

“Which are consistent to tools for armed robberies, burglarious and other serious crimes,” Morrill wrote in his report.

Amesbury police Chief Kevin Ouellet said he didn’t know what prompted Webb to stop another motorist but added in some cases drug dealers pretend to be police officers hoping to rip off competitors.

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