Man arrested after impersonating police officer

Posted at 9:14 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 21:14:01-05

A man was arrested for impersonating a law enforcement official.

A caller told police he was cut off in traffic on Wednesday by someone driving a white 2014 Chevrolet. He said he threw his hands up and the other car stopped at a stop sign. The driver of the other car opened his door and leaned out yelling profanities at the victim.

The caller said he threw his hands up again and the other driver said, "I'm an undercover Mansfield Detective, and I'll take your a** to jail."

The caller asked for the other driver's name and badge number. Instead, the other driver slammed the door to his truck and fled the area, according to a police report. 

The caller gave the license number of the truck to police. 

Officers learned the other driver worked at a Pizza Hut on Lexington Avenue. When police went inside, they were able to speak with the other driver, later identified as David P. Horn, 26, of Mansfield. 

Horn explained the incident to police, but said he only identified himself as a police officer--and not specifically from Mansfield. When an officer was patting Horn down, a gun was found on Horn's right hip. He then told police he had a permit and was carrying a firearm. 

Police arrested Horn and charged him with impersonating a peace officer or private policeman and carrying concealed weapon--fail to inform law enforcement.