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Man accused of impersonating a police officer arrested, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says

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Deputies have busted a man who was pretending to be like them, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Last week, a woman who was driving near Belvedere Road and Military Trail said she was pulled over by a man dressed like a police officer and who had a holstered gun.

After the person began asking the woman about things unrelated to a crime, she became suspicious, drove off and called 911.

The sheriff's office released a composite sketch of the suspect, which was circulated by the media.

Tips poured in and the sheriff's office said it led detectives to Cristian Leon who was working for a security company at the time the woman was stopped.

Leon, 19, of West Palm Beach, confessed to pulling the woman over but said he did not get out of his vehicle and wasn't wearing a firearm on his waist, according to the sheriff's office.

Leon is now under arrest and faces a charge of falsely impersonating an officer and false imprisonment.

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