El Paso man arrested for allegedly posing as cop, trying to pull over vehicles

A 21-year-old El Paso, Texas man was arrested for posing as a police officer and pulling over vehicles.

Israel Rubio is being held in detention on charges of impersonating a public servant and narcotics possession.

His bond was set at $17,500.

El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies said Rubio had outfitted his Chrysler 300 with red and blue lights in an attempt to make it look like a law enforcement vehicle.

In addition, cops claim they found drugs in his car.

Investigators indicated that Rubio was trying to conduct traffic stops around 8:00pm on Saturday.

Officials didn’t offer a motive as to why Rubio allegedly posed as a cop.