Man tried to pose as federal agent during traffic stop in Hampton, police say


James Abbott

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A man was arrested after he tried to pose as a federal agent over the weekend, police say.

Hampton police say James Abbott provided statements and documentation identifying himself as a federal agent when he was stopped Saturday afternoon in the area of Old Buckroe Road and Colonial Acres.

The officer was able to determine the statements were false and Abbot was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer.

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