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Two men arrested for impersonating law enforcement using badges, sirens, and lights

Posted: 7:05 PM, Dec 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-12 19:05:05-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla — Real law enforcement warning the public after arresting two men pretending to be officers. Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Christopher Duluk decked out his 2009 Bentley with police sirens and lights. Fort Myers Police Department arrested Anthony Adetutu for trying to pick up women near Lee Boulevard and State Road 82.

LCSO booked Duluk into Lee County Jail Tuesday. They said Duluk used the lights and sirens to maneuver traffic, and even pull someone over. They said he sped off when the driver complied.

On Wednesday FMPD arrested Anthony Adetutu for impersonating an LCSO lieutenant. Detective Nicholas Toma with FMPD said a woman reported him after he approached her on Lee Boulevard and State Road 82.

“The male approached the female saying he was a lieutenant with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and that the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was hosting an event for children with cancer in the Estero area,” he said.

He said he also showed her a photo of himself holding a badge in front of an LCSO patrol car. Toma said there’s no such event, and he never worked for LCSO. He also said he believes Adetutu has been doing this since January.

Detective Toma said if you’re hesitant about law enforcement, ask questions.

“They can always ask, let me see your badge, ID number, who you work for,” he said. “If there’s any doubt as to the validity of the officer, you may call whatever agency that he says that they are with to verify that there is an officer at that traffic stop location,” he said.

if anyone has interacted with Adedtutu, you can call Detective Toma at (239) 321-7812 or email ntoma@fmpolice.com.