A West Texas man has been charged with impersonating an officer by using sirens and flashing lights to skip to the head of the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant.
Odessa police said Michael Chico was arrested after an off-duty officer spotted the suspect's truck outfitted with law-enforcement trappings.
Cpl. Steve LeSueur said Chico's vehicle looked like an unmarked police unit.
The officer who saw the truck cut the line Saturday thought the driver, who wore a uniform, was a volunteer firefighter. The officer followed Chico from the Whataburger to some apartments.
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LeSueur said Chico, when confronted, said he's not an officer but also used the lights and sirens to get through traffic lights.
Chico was freed Sunday on $15,000 bond. Online jail records don't list an attorney for him.