Picture of Christian Katan Mansoor, 18

Phony Cop Tries Pulling Over Real Cop in Rochester Hills!

Oakland County, MI – April 5, 2023 – A Macomb Township man claiming to be a Detroit cop was charged with a misdemeanor after attempting to make a traffic stop, only to find out the car he was trying to stop was being driven by an off-duty Waterford Township police officer.

Christian Katan Mansoor, 18, was arraigned today in 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills on a misdemeanor charge of impersonating a public officer. He was released on $5,000 personal bond.

“Individuals that pose as police officers present a threat to the public and undermine legitimate law enforcement,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “Thankfully, this individual was caught and is being held accountable for this incident. But if you had a similar incident with this described automobile or this pictured individual, please contact us.”

The incident happened shortly after 11pm on Monday around M-59 and Crooks Road in Rochester Hills. Deputies were dispatched on the report of a possible police impersonator. The complainant, an off-duty Waterford Township police officer, reported that a subject driving a silver BMW with flashing red and blue lights – later identified as Mansoor – positioned his vehicle behind hers in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop.

The off-duty officer said Mansoor passed her near Dequindre and Hamlin Road, and she followed him to confront him. She identified herself as a police officer and asked Mansoor for identification. He claimed he was Detroit police officer from the 12th Precinct. She asked him for identification, and he said he needed to retrieve it from his car.

He went back to his car and drove away. The off-duty officer followed him to a trailer park in Shelby Township but lost sight of his vehicle. Deputies later found the vehicle and Mansoor, who was switching license plates from the BMW to another BMW he owned. He was arrested after a short foot chase.


April 6, 2023, Oakland County Sheriff and Rochester.Life staff

© 2023 Rochester.Life