SARASOTA (WWSB), 26-year-old man from Florida was arrested for pretending to be a cop

According to authorities, Matthew Joseph Erris was acting as a police officer by pulling over someone. But, Erris was actually running into a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Detective who was in traffic.

The authorities pulled Erris over and discovered an airsoft pistol underneath the vehicle’s seat.

This may have been an error by Erris in the past. If you have any memories of the vehicle or are one of the victims Erris tricked, please call the sheriff’s department at 813-247-8200.

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