A 22 year old woman gets pulled over by an unmarked vehicle (2001 silver BMW). A man not wearing a uniform approached her car and flashed what appeared to be a badge and then asked her for identification. The woman got suspicious and asked the man to have a marked vehicle respond. The man became uncomfortable and drove away. The woman called the police.
Police identify 29 year old Benjamin Phillip Canon as a suspect after the woman driving identified him as the man who pulled her over. Police set up surveillance on Cannon and arrest him at his home and allegedly find a police scanner, a strobe light, handcuffs, and a siren inside his car. Cannon was booked in to jail, and has since posted $10000 bail.
Source : ABC News – HERE
There is an outpouring of support for him on Calguns.net, where he is treasurer and director. In the first post on that thread Mr. Canon also claims the allegations are untrue and that he hopes this will all blow over quickly.
- I hope he is innocent, but if he isn’t then I hope he gets all he deserves. We definitely don’t need creeps pulling women over and pretending to be cops.
- Who did he piss off to end up in a police lineup? I find it odd that a business man would be on the sheriff’s violent crimes unit radar. Did he have any sort of past run ins with the law for something serious?
- Although some members on Calguns would disagree, it seems to me that having all that police related equipment in his car is not going to help his claim of innocence. I agree though, just like the media often does.. those alleged items they said Canon possessed could actually be other everyday items that they just embellished the name on to make the story more interesting.