Henrico man accused of impersonating police

By Andy Jenks - bio | email

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Henrico Police arrest a man who later was charged with pretending to be one of their own.

William D. Crawford, 35, of the 2700 block of Hungary Springs Road is facing a charge of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Henrico Police say on Sunday, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Crawford was a passenger in a vehicle in the area of Hungary Springs Road. Police say a second vehicle began following his too closely.

At that point, Crawford got out of his car, showed a badge, and demanded that the driver of the second vehicle back off, according to police. The vehicle that Crawford occupied then drove off, police say.

Crawford was charged about four hours later, according to arrest records.

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