School bus driver acted like cop, arrested for tailgating detectives
As the suspect overtook the unmarked Sheriff car, he used a public address system to tell the detective to “slow it down.” The detectives then followed behind the suspect, called for assistance from a uniformed deputy in a marked Sheriff’s Officer cruiser.
When stopped, authorities say McKean was found to be in possession of a Connecticut State Police Badge and a jacket with police patches and other law enforcement insignia on it. Inside the car, detectives observed a blue light on the floorboard and a police scanner mounted along with various radio equipment. At no time did he display the police badge or blue light.
Detectives say the suspect told them that he had followed him so closely in an attempt to cause him to believe he was a police officer so he would slow down. He also claimed to have previously worked as a law enforcement officer in Connecticut, before a back injury ended his career. The suspect later admitted that he had never worked as a law enforcement officer anywhere.
During the investigation, McKean was also found to be in possession of pharmaceutical drugs for which he did not have a prescription. He was arrested for 5 counts of drug possession and 1 count of unlawful installation of radio equipment.