Man arrested for impersonating police officer

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James Andrew Gray, 27 (Hoover Police Department)

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — A 27-year-old Hoover man was arrested early Thursday morning for impersonating a police officer, Hoover Police confirm.

Hoover Police responded to two reports, two hours apart, about a possible police impersonator. However, they were unable to locate the suspect until after the second call at 12:19 a.m.

The woman who filed the report told officers that a black SUV with flashing red and blue lights forced her stop on Greystone Way. She told police she was certain the individual, who had produced a badge, was not a bona fide police officer. She drove away and called 911.

Responding officers located a black GMC Yukon with a male driver matching the woman’s description on Greystone Way near Linkside Drive. Inside the car, officers found a red and blue dash light, three firearms, a D.E.A. hat, and three fake badges.

The driver, James Andrew Gray, was taken into custody and booked into the Hoover City Jail on a $5,000 bond. He will be transferred to the Shelby County Jail sometime Thursday.

Anyone with information about this case or believes they may have been pulled over by Gray is urged to contact Sergeant Reggie Parker at 205-739-7448.

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