Purported Bail Bondsman posing as police officer makes traffic stop in Nashville

Purported Bail Bondsman posing as police officer makes traffic stop in Nashville

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22-year-old Angel Carrera was driving a black Crown Vitoria and wearing black BDU-style pants with a black polo shirt, and a handgun on his hip, when he activated the light bar on top of his vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near 100 Oaks Mall on March 1. He approached the vehicle, which was driven by a Metro Nashville government employee. He then explained the driver pulled out too far into the intersection and stated, “there are lines for a reason, and they needed to be abided by!” He then chastised them for not following the law and to not repeat their mistake. As he turned to walk away, the driver inquired if he was a Metro Nashville Police Officer, and he stated, “no,” he was a bail bondsman. He was identified by a photo taken of his license plate, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was booked on that warrant this week.

Angel Carrera (MNPD)
Angel Carrera (MNPD)

Angel Carrera was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 14, charged with criminal impersonation of a first responder in a vehicle. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,500, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility. We were unable to confirm any counties in middle Tennessee in which Carrera is a permitted bail bondsman.

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