This is a picture of a sheriff's department truck that I posted nearly two years ago. A squad car is parked close behind. I took the pic because there were several units in the HEB parking lot that day. It struck me as odd. Now here's a picture of a similar truck featured in the LMT today.
Fake deputy bust
Imposter uses truck, uniform to attempt smuggling
By César G. Rodriguez
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Published: Thursday, May 27, 2010 2:19 AM CDT
U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector agents busted a smuggling attempt of 1,000 pounds of pot Wednesday when officials spotted a fake Webb County Sheriff’s Department pickup, manned by a fake deputy.
This imposter was spotted by Border Patrol agents working near Freer, TX. They quickly noticed that the person who was driving the truck was wearing a fake uniform. And the truck wasn't fitted with a laptop or radio.
Props to the BP agents. You have to wake up pretty early to get one past them. Fake decals and a round deputy's badge are not going to cut it.