A West Islip man was arrested Wednesday after impersonating a federal agent while attempting to pull over a vehicle in Bay Shore last month, police said.
Shaun Coppola, 24, reportedly activated a strobe light as he attempted to pull over a motorist on Fifth and Brook Avenues on Feb. 29. According to police, Coppola pulled alongside the victim's car at a traffic light, saying he was a federal agent.
Coppola, who police say drove a Jeep Cherokee, reportedly fled when the driver asked him for identification.
As a result of an ongoing investigation by officers from the Third Precinct Crime Section, Coppola was arrested and charged with criminal impersonation.
Anyone who believes they may have encountered Coppola should contact the Third Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8326 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential, according to police.