The Mission Police Department arrested Luis Manuel Perez, a Mission resident, on July 8 for impersonating a public servant.
An undercover police officer observed Perez’s black Chevrolet Suburban flashing red and blue lights installed within the grill of his vehicle in order to clear the road, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The officer observed several motorists moving and clearing the roadway for several modified trucks that belong to a truck club and followed the Suburban.
Unsure if the black Chevrolet was a volunteer firefighter or commissioned police officer, the undercover officer requested a marked police unit to make a traffic stop.
Perez turned the flashing lights off when he neared the police unit and was pulled over.
Once officers verified that Perez was not a public servant and believed he was possibly using the lights for the truck club’s benefit, Perez was placed under arrest on accusations of impersonating a public servant, a third-degree felony.
Perez was booked July 9 and released the next day on a $1,000 bond.