Cobb County man arrested for impersonating a cop
A Kennesaw man was arrested on a felony charge of impersonating a public officer or employee.
Police say Jerardson Roshad Mackey, 33, was dressed in a police uniform, driving a car outfitted with emergency lights, and displayed a badge when Acworth officers stopped him earlier this month.
Officers spotted Mackey driving a Dodge Charger with emergency lights on July 20 and pulled him over after he improperly pulled out of a parking lot. Mackey was dressed in a law enforcement uniform that included a duty belt and equipment. He showed the officers a badge and told them he was an off-duty hero operator (highway emergency response operator) with the Georgia Department of Transportation.
The Acworth Police Department officers initially cited Mackey for unlawful operation of an emergency vehicle and released him from the scene. Acworth police continued to investigate and discovered that he was a fraud and obtained a warrant for Mackey’s arrest.
Police records reflect that Mackey turned himself into authorities and was released from jail the next morning on a $2,500 bond.