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Teen accused of impersonating cop, attempting traffic stop

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Douglas Castro (Source: LVMPD) Douglas Castro (Source: LVMPD)
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Metro police said a teen is in custody, accused of impersonating a police officer and attempting to perform a traffic stop on a woman.

According to his arrest report, Douglas Castro, 18, was driving in the area of Buffalo and Westcliff drives on Tuesday when he turned on flashing blue and white lights located behind the car's windshield and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

The woman told police that Castro pulled up alongside her and told her to pull off of the main road into a neighborhood.

She refused, and Castro drove away. The woman was able to write Castro's license plate number down, and called police.

Police used that number to locate the registered owner's home and immediately spotted a vehicle matching the woman's description.

When asked about the incident, Castro initially said he hadn't driven the car that day because it was out of gas.

He quickly changed his tune, saying, "OK, I took the car to a friend's house and I did pull that girl over, but I was only trying to inform her that her headlight was out."

Another officer arrived at the house with the woman who reported Castro to police. She immediately identified him and the vehicle.

"Is this for the girl to identify me? There's no reason for that. I admitted to doing it. It was me," Castro told police, according to his arrest report. 

The woman told police that during the attempted stop, Castro said, "It's OK, I'm an undercover."

Castro was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for impersonating a police officer.

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