Two arrested on Long Island for posing as undercover police, pulling over drivers

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LONG ISLAND, NY – Two men have been charged with posing as police officers after attempting to pull over drivers in Smithtown, police said Thursday.

Franco Calla and Robert Toomey were arrested Wednesday night after they posed as undercover police while driving a black 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, equipped with flashing lights.

Police said Cella and Toomey pulled over a vehicle on Route 111 at East Main Street in Smithtown at 11:13 p.m. and demanded the driver’s license and ordered him to surrender any drugs. The motorist was suspicious of the two and started to question them. The pair admitted they were not police officers and fled in their vehicle.

“A short distance away, the pair tried again, pulling over a female driver, but she drove away after the first motorist drove up and warned her about the men,” the Suffolk County Police Department said. “Police were notified and the pair was arrested a short time later and charged with Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree and Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree.”

If you were pulled over by these men, police are asking you to contact them at 631-854-8465.