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19 year old accused of impersonating police, pulling someone over for prank

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says a 19-year-old man was charged after they say he impersonated a police officer.

Brandon Wills was charged with impersonation of a peace officer, improper use of red and blue lights to stop another vehicle and obstructing justice/destroying evidence.

According to the sheriff's office, on Oct. 28 around 10:30 p.m. they received a report of someone impersonating a police officer.

The person who reported it said he was driving on North Richview Lane near the area of East Grand Road when an unknown, white man, later identified as Wills, driving an unmarked white truck with red and blue flashing emergency lights pulled him over.

The man said he went to present his driver's license and Wills said he was off duty and gave him a warning for speeding.

The man told deputies he did not believe Wills to be a police officer and provided a video of the incident, because his vehicle was equipped with a video recording device.

On Oct. 31 around 11:25 a.m., Wills came to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to turn himself in for the incident.

Wills said he believed the man's vehicle to be a friend of his and he was going to play a prank on his friend.

They say Wills said he later destroyed the red and blue emergency lights.

Wills was later released on the charges. They were forwarded to the Jefferson County State's Attorney's Office for prosecution.

This incident was investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson County State's Attorney.

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