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MAN USES PHONY BADGE ON REAL OFFICER, POLICE SAY

A New York motorist angry at being cut off used a phony police badge to stop the other car, only to discover the other driver was a detective with the New York City Police Department, authorities said Monday.

The detective arrested Douglas Yee, 23, on a misdemeanor charge of criminal impersonation, police in Nassau County said.

Yee apparently got angry when another car cut him off late Sunday near the Long Island Expressway.

Yee flagged the second car over to the side of the road, where he flashed the phony badge, police said.

"I believe his intent was just to throw a scare into him," said Nassau County Det. Sgt. Herbert Daub. When the real detective flashed his badge, Yee was "very surprised," Daub said.

The identity of the detective was not released.

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