UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CBSDC) — A Crofton man was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he pulled over an actual off-duty Capitol Heights police officer Wednesday afternoon in Upper Marlboro.
Prince George’s County Police say 29-year-old Anthony Kenneth Mastrogiovanni, of the 900 block of Eastham Court, was driving a white pickup truck on southbound Route 301 when he attempted to stop the Capitol Height Police Officer in his personal vehicle around 4:09 p.m.
The off-duty officer identified himself as being a Capitol Heights Police Officer to Mastrogiovanni who, in turn, said he was a military police officer from Louisiana and advised the officer that he was speeding.
The officer then told the suspect that he had no jurisdiction. He also informed him that having blue and red emergency equipment installed on his truck was illegal in the state.
Mastrogiovanni reportedly then fled the scene at Route 301 and Trade Zone Avenue.
The Capitol Heights officer followed him and contacted Prince George’s County police. PGPD was successfully able to stop the suspect.
Mastrogiovanni was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer and released on his own personal recognizance.
Authorities are asking that that anyone who thinks they may have been stopped by Mastrogiovanni to Prince George’s County Police at (301) 856-3130.