Des Moines man accused of officer impersonation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man is accused of impersonating a police officer and displaying a stun gun after pulling over a car.

WHO-TV reports that 54-year-old Dewey Moraine is charged with two counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and one count of impersonating a public official.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday. A criminal complaint says Moraine flashed his lights to get the victim to stop. The complaint says Moraine “sparked” a stun gun while yelling at the victim to exit the vehicle.

A witness told police Moraine made statements about being a police officer. Police say they found two stun guns and a black air soft pistol in Moraine's vehicle.

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