Oklahoma City police seized dozens of items from a man accused of impersonating an officer, including methamphetamine and possibly stolen credit cards, driver’s licenses, Social Security cards and checks.
David Ray Roberts, 31, was arrested Tuesday on complaints of impersonating a police officer and possession of methamphetamine.
According to police reports, Oklahoma City officers responded to a call about 6 p.m. about a man driving a pickup, flashing his lights and attempting to pull a car over on Interstate 44 near SW 15.
The man who called 911 told police Roberts followed him from Interstate 240 and Pennsylvania Avenue onto I-44, flashing his headlights and high beams, and showing a badge. The caller said the man never identified himself as a police officer.
Police said when they approached Roberts, he was dressed in a law enforcement-style uniform, wearing a utility belt with handcuffs, a flashlight and a radio.
He told officers he was a security guard but could not remember the name of the company he worked for.
Police said they ran his information and discovered he had a felony warrant in an embezzlement case in Oklahoma County, and they took him into custody.
When asked why he had tried to stop the vehicle, Roberts told police he saw the vehicle run another car off the road and wanted to stop them. Records show Roberts called 911 shortly before pulling the car over to report the car running someone off the road, but police did not find any evidence to support his claim.
When police searched Roberts’ car, they discovered a little more than a gram of methamphetamine in four separate bags, according to police reports.
Officers also confiscated strobe lights, a radar detector, badges, a laptop computer, a BB gun in a holster, a GPS system and a laser sight for a firearm. Many of the items looked as if they had been purchased recently, according to the reports.
In addition to the police-style items, officers recovered a number of possibly stolen items, including a Walmart vendor’s badge, Walmart price gun, driver’s licenses, Social Security cards, and several credit cards and checks, all belonging to other people.
Officers also found pieces of paper containing several peoples’ identification information, including credit card numbers.
When asked about the credit cards, Roberts told officers the cards belong to his “business investors.” He then told officers the people cannot be contacted because they are dead.
Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said investigators already have determined some of the items to be stolen and are looking into the credit cards and personal information to determine whether they also are stolen or possibly faked.
According to court documents, Roberts was arrested by Midwest City police in October and charged with embezzlement and possession of a stolen credit card. A felony warrant was issued for his arrest the same month.