KC man accused of impersonating a police officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Friday, 76-year-old Miller Marks didn't want to say much when 41 Action News stopped by his house.

A stark contrast from Wednesday night, when a KCPD officer driving through Blue Parkway and Elmwood noticed an unusual traffic stop in progress.

According to charging documents, a black Ford Crown Victoria had pulled over a woman in an SUV. The officer saw Marks approach the SUV wearing a Hawaiian shirt, khaki shorts and white tennis shoes, which raised a red flag.

The KCPD officer ran the plates of the Crown Victoria and found they weren't registered to any police department.

When the red SUV left, KCPD pulled Marks over. 

He allegedly told the officer he used to be a Reserve Deputy for the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office.

KCPD reached out to Wyandotte County who told them that they got rid of their Reserve Deputy program several years ago.

Which meant Marks was impersonating a police officer and so the real cop cuffed him.

The arrest took place down the road from where Marks lives. 

Police said Marks did admit to them he pulled the woman over because she was driving fast and came close to bumping him.

Court documents show he told a detective, "I'm guilty 100 percent, I know I shouldn't have done it"

Marks also told police he bought the Crown Victoria at a car auction with the emergency equipment already installed. That car is currently parked at a tow lot. 

Marks makes his first court appearance in Jackson County June 7 at 9 a.m.

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