It was not until Miranda reported the burglary that the MSCO sergeant knew about the impersonation.
Detectives said Lima admitted to breaking into his uncle’s room and said he put on the uniform and initially drove to his girlfriend’s house “because he wanted to impress her,” WKMG reports.
He also admitted to detectives that he picked up one of his friends in the patrol car and recorded a video while conducting a traffic stop, deputies said.
Deputies arrested Lima on charges of a slew of charges, which include grand theft of a motor vehicle, theft of law enforcement equipment from an emergency vehicle, burglary of a conveyance, armed burglary of a dwelling, impersonating a law enforcement officer and giving a false name to a law enforcement officer.
He remains at the Marion County Jail on a $33,000 bond, WKMG reports.
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