Deputies said James Buck activated the flashing lights mounted on his SUV in an attempt to chase and pull over another driver on Mariner Boulevard Thursday night.
The victim called 911 to report the high-speed chase, which lasted for 3.7 miles, investigators said.
Deputies arrived at the scene and pulled Buck over. They found two silver shield-style badges inside Buck’s car and in his wallet, investigators said.
Deputies said they also discovered several L.E.D. flashing lights, a siren, a front-facing surveillance camera and a DVD of the movie “Let’s Be Cops” inside Buck’s SUV.
Buck told deputies he installed the police-related equipment so that “no one would mess with him,” investigators said. He was arrested and charged with fraud.