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Police: West Islip Man Posed As A Federal Agent

Shaun Coppola attempted to pull over a car in Bay Shore, police said.

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.

deedee wells April 03, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Police instruct us that if you are pulled over by an unmarked car, pull over, but stay in your vehicle and call 911 to verify that the unmarked car indeed is a real police officer.
CAWSE May 28, 2012 at 09:27 PM
the lunch lady's son...actually i joined the navy myself when i went back i cant remember specifically but he was on the list to enlist as a MA which is military police ....how ironic and yeah not everybody in town's got money just us ballers and we'll keep it that way.
CAWSE May 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Listen lets not get off subject here "likeitornot" save your little problems with other people living there lives the way they want. Your not god who cares what you think and stick to the subject..... go on some other website and complain ....your a fool and im not judging it's from what i read you bafoon.
deedee wells May 30, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Well guess what now the idiot is trying to get into the Air Force after being kicked out of navy boot camp and fired from Hunter ambulance and kicked out of Bay Shore BrigHtwaters ambulance this idiot thinks he will be in the Air Force will his daddy get him out of this too?
Katie D November 30, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Dee Dee... How do you know he was fired from Hunter EMS and kicked out of BSBRA?? Just curious.

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