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Woman accused of impersonating police officer arrested

A woman wearing a dark blue outfit and claiming to be a police officer ended up in the back of a Pasadena police cruiser Thursday for impersonating a law enforcement officer, according to Pasadena police.

At 2:45 p.m. Thursday, a Pasadena firefighter reported that a woman in the 1100 block of Linda Vista Avenue told firefighters that she was a police officer. The woman, Sonia Yeretzian, 37, of Pasadena, was wearing a dark blue blouse and pants, as well as black boots similar to those worn by police officers. Her clothing, however, did not bear the insignia of any police department.

Police officers responded to the call to find Yeretzian driving away. They pulled her over and she told Pasadena police that she is a Los Angeles police officer, Pasadena Police Lt. Phlunte Riddle told the Pasadena Sun.

Police ran a check and discovered Yeretzian had two outstanding warrants for impersonating a police officer in Pasadena and a resisting-arrest warrant in Glendale. She was arrested for the outstanding warrants and a charge of impersonating a police officer.


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