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A St. Louis man picked the wrong target when he posed as an officer and tried to pull over a motorist, St. Louis police say.

The man, Nicholas Keeton, was charged on Friday with false impersonation of a law enforcement officer.

Police said Keeton, 20, was driving an Impala equipped with a siren and flashing lights on Thursday when he pulled up next to another car at South 59th Street and Southwest Avenue, not far from a police station. He allegedly identified himself as a city police officer.

But the driver of the other vehicle was, in fact, a city officer who was in his personal vehicle. The real officer arrested Keeton, who lives in 6000 block of Wanda Avenue.

No other details have been released.

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