PHX PD: Man impersonating a deputy stops traffic on Cave Creek Road

Posted at 12:01 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 20:48:40-04

A man, who was impersonating a deputy, forces over a vehicle and stops traffic on a north Phoenix Road. 

If you were stuck in traffic on Cave Creek Road in the evening on April 13, here's why.

Phoenix police report that a man was impersonating a Sheriff's Deputy when he forced a vehicle to pull over for speeding. Police say the man, later identified as 62-year-old Parviz Kamangar, pulled up next to the car and started shouting at the victim. The victim, thinking Kamangar was drunk, tried to go around him, but Kamangar started swerving his car and forced the victim to pull over, after nearly colliding with him several times. 

Police say Kamangar stopped all southbound traffic on Cave Creek Road by parking his vehicle sideways on the street so that the victim couldn't go around him.

Kamangar then allegedly approached the victim and continued to yell at him, describing himself as an undercover deputy. Police report that Kamangar also had a fake badge in his car.

Court records show Kamangar has two prior open cases for the same type of offenses.

He has now been charged with impersonating a peace officer and endangerment.