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DPS: Fake cop tries to pull over real troopers, gets arrested

"A police impersonator chose the wrong vehicle to try and pull over" says DPS.

A man impersonating a law enforcement officer tried to pull over an unmarked law enforcement Mustang in Phoenix Wednesday, according to a release from the Department of Public Safety.

A man was driving a black Dodge Charger, equipped with police-style emergency light bars, on SR-51 when he turned on his red and blue lights and tried pulling over a yellow Mustang, according to DPS.

The Mustang was actually an unmarked DPS patrol vehicle, driven by two troopers.

The troopers confirmed the Charger belonged to a private citizen, and did not pull over. The man pulled along side the Mustang, yelling and waving his hand at the troopers.

The troopers flipped on their lights and pulled over the Charger.

DPS pulled over a driver impersonating law enforcement, according to a news release.

The man driving the Charger, identified as Matthew Allen Disbro, was a uniformed and armed security guard. His vehicle was equipped with a siren and a radio scanner.

Disbro, 44 of Mesa, was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer.

DPS is looking for anyone who may have been pulled over by Disbro in his Charger. Call DPS at 602-644-5805 if you have any information.

12 News interviewed a retired police commander about what to do if you think you may have been pulled over by a fake officer.

He says first, you can keep your window up and call the local police department or 911. Second, he says once you're on the line, you can roll your window down enough to let the officer know what you're doing. He says dispatch has immediate contact with officers and will be able to verify for you immediately.