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Imposter Officer with Road Rage Pulled Gun on Driver

A Tennessee man with a purported case of road rage allegedly pretended he was a police officer and pointed a pistol at another driver.

On the evening of June 27, Clifford Polly Jr., 24, was reportedly driving a black Dodge Charger in the Nashville area. The man, who says he is employed in a security position with a local company, was dressed in a security guard uniform.

While traveling in the vehicle, Polly reportedly had a problem with the driver of another automobile on the road. The man allegedly developed road rage and reportedly decided to interact with the driver of the other car.

According to the authorities, Polly had “wig-wag” lights affixed to his vehicle. The man reportedly engaged the lights while he used his car to block the road and trap the other driver.

After the driver stopped their vehicle, Polly dialed 911. While the dispatcher was on the line, they reported that they overheard him using a speaker system to threaten the other driver by warning that he would shoot them if they did not get back into their car.

Officers with the Nashville Metro Police Department arrived at the location.

The police surmised that Polly caused the alleged victim to believe he was an officer of the law.

When they spoke to Polly about wearing the security uniform, the man reportedly told them it was for his job. He allegedly disclosed that he is not an officially sworn-in officer.

Polly was taken into custody, and he is expected to face charges for criminal impersonation of a police officer, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Nashville Metro Jail.

The following day, Polly was released on a $25,000 bond.

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