VIDEO: Man accused of impersonating a police officer in Pasco

Pasco County officials released video of a man they say was impersonating an officer.

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- The Pasco County Sheriff's Office was made aware of a video that appears to show a man impersonating a police officer after pulling over another driver.

The video shows the man getting out of his vehicle and putting on what appears to be a necklace with a badge around his neck before walking over to the driver.

A Pasco resident and his son were driving in Wesley Chapel when they were pulled over with some flashing lights on the dash of the vehicle. 

The Pasco Sheriff's Office has identified the man who is accused of impersonating a police officer in the video as 49-year-old John Dawson. 

He has been charged with impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer.

Sheriff Nocco said,"I urge everyone, if they feel uncomfortable with a situation similar to this, to proceed safely to a well-lit area and call 911. I cannot stress this safety message enough and I am thankful this case was resolved with an arrest."

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