Officials: Man Impersonates Police, Confronts Undercover Officer

A 41-year-old Midland man was jailed for impersonating a police officer after he confronted a driver, said he was a police officer and complained about being cut off in the parking lot of a burger joint.

When Eleazar Cisneros was asked to show his police identification, he said he was working under cover.

The driver of the unmarked other car turned out to be a Midland police detective.

An arrest affidavit examined by the Midland Reporter-Telegram showed that Cisneros subsequently said he was in a police academy, then acknowledged he only was taking some criminal justice classes.

He was held on $25,000 bond and now could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the third-degree felony charge of impersonating or exerting the functions of a public servant.

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