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Man wanted for impersonating a cop turns himself in

Cody James Burton (Provided) Cody James Burton (Provided)
CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

A man accused of impersonating a police officer turned himself in on Tuesday.

Clearcreek Township Police said Cody James Burton pretended to be a cop to possibly pull over motorists and get girls’ cell phone numbers.

Burton is accused of stopping two motorcyclists last week on State Route 48. He was wearing "tactical" gear, a police type vest and carrying a firearm in a thigh holster, witnesses said.

After holding the motorcyclists for 30 minutes, Burton allegedly admitted the ruse and said it wasn’t the first time he’s pretended to be a cop.

He is charged with impersonating a police officer, unlawful restraint, tampering with evidence and possession of criminal tools.

A judge allowed Burton to be released with a GPS tracker. He appears in court again May 31.

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