@CopsConsTV obtained body and dash camera footage of an incident that happened near Indian River County in Florida. James J. Tedesco IV, a retired NYFD member, was seen by an Indian River County Sheriff Deputy speeding with flashing red and blue lights on a Florida highway.
The deputy performed a traffic stop and questioned what Tedesco was doing. He explained he was responding to a fire call in Miami. The story changed a few times. Tedesco asked for a break in the violations because he was a 9/11 fire fighter. The Deputy called a NYPD Fire Station supervisor who confirmed James did not start at NYPD until 2003 well after 9/11 and was medically retired in 2018.
Deputies searched his vehicle and found:
NYPD Police jacket
1,139 rounds of ammo
Fire uniform equipment
An ounce of pot
Tedesco is charged with impersonating a police officer and possession of marijuana.
00:09 Deputy starts pursuit
00:44 Deputy starts questioning fake cop
03:07 Deputy calls superior
04:58 Deputy detains fake cop
06:11 Deputy questions fake cop
09:58 Deputy calls NYFD
16:00 Deputy asks to search vehicle
18:00 Deputies figure out charges
18:57 Police gear and other items found
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umAPu2goSiw ** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) **