VIDEO: Teenager Busted After Making Traffic Stop, Pretending To Be Deputy

Brenden Wysynski was caught impersonating a sheriff's deputy after he conducted a traffic stop on an SUV in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque, NM – A teenager impersonating a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy was caught making a traffic stop and arrested by the Albuquerque police (video below).

An Albuquerque police officer was on patrol at about 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 9 when he saw 18-year-old Brenden Wysynski on the side of the road conducting a traffic stop on an SUV, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

Police said that Wysynski waved to the officer as he drove by him on Fourth NW near Interstate 40.

But the teenager’s lack of uniform and unusual unmarked vehicle made the officer suspicious, so he doubled back to check things out, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

Police bodycam video showed the vehicle that Wysynski used to stop the SUV was a grey sedan with red and blue lights but no other markings.

Later in the video, the officer said he ran the license plate on the car and it came back to a civilian vehicle.

When the video began, Wysynski was standing beside the driver’s window of the vehicle he had stopped.

The officer approached him from behind and stood there for 30 seconds before the police imposter even noticed him.

He asked Wysynski to step away from the SUV and so he could talk to him, the video showed.

“Who do you work for?” the officer asked Wysynski.

“Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office,” the boy replied.

“Okay,” the officer said, sounding unconvinced.

“I know, I’m underequipped,” Wysynski said.

The video showed the police impersonator went on to explain that he had been on the way to the courthouse to “pick up my crap” when he had observed the SUV doing 120 mph and stopped it.

He told the officer he didn’t have any police credentials on him other than his badge. He also was not wearing a gun belt or carrying a weapon.

“I know it makes no sense,” Wysynski said.

“Why do you have lights on this vehicle?” the officer asked.

“Personal,” the boy replied.

The officer asked the alleged deputy to wait and he returned to his own police vehicle and radioed the dispatcher to request his own supervisor and an official from the sheriff’s department, the video showed.

Then he returned to Wysynski to chat some more and told the boy that what he was doing appeared a little shady.

The police impersonator claimed to have been a member of the sheriff’s department for three years and the officer countered by saying he had been on the force for 13 years and said something seemed off.

Wysynski and the officer both moved their vehicles out of the roadway and into a nearby parking lot to wait for the supervisors to arrive, the video showed.

Then the officer told the 18 year old that he wanted him to take a seat in the back of his police vehicle while they got “everything cleared up.”

A minute later, the video showed Wysynski beckoned the officer over to the car and said he wanted to talk to him.

“What’s up man?” the officer asked.

“Alright, I’m just going to be straight up honest with you. I’m not a cop,” the 18 year old confessed.

He told the officer he had purchased his badge “offline.”

At that point, the officer’s sergeant pulled up on the scene and the officer put Wysynski back in his unit while he talked to his supervisor, the video showed.

Then the sergeant assisted the officer in placing Wysynski in handcuffs.

When the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office supervisor arrived on the scene, he told the officer that the badge was real but outdated, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

That’s when Wysynski changed his story and claimed the badge belonged to his dead father.

However, the complaint said that he eventually admitted again that he had purchased the badge on the Internet and it had not belonged to his father.

Wysynski was charged with impersonating a police officer, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

The Washington Post reported that court documents showed the officers found a revolver in a gun case, six magnum cartridges, a Go-Pro camera, and handcuffs in the imposter’s car.

The police impersonator had also put red and white LED light bars, a sheriff’s department bumper sticker, and a police vanity plate on his personal vehicle.

He also carried “warning notices” for traffic infractions, The Washington Post reported.

Wysynski is due back in court on Nov. 6 for a bench trial and could face up to 364 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

Watch the teenager impersonate a deputy in the video below:

Comments (44)
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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder how many LEOs / LEO spouses were stopped by this guy before he was caught.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

you mean the fact that he looks 15 wasn't a dead giveaway?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

The white nonsense is at an all-time high with these articles today.

EDIT: I'm so sorry. I meant "domestic" nonsense. I didn't mean to offend.

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Yahderhey
Yahderhey

you look in mirror and you offend

Farmer
Farmer

I'm offended knowing you're using oxygen that my dogs need.

NomonK
NomonK

Don't be so hard on hi_estComnDenomn. He was just playin around. He was pretending the whole time. Pretending to be Wright and a cop knowing he was neither. He wants to be in the Mooovies.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Your mere presence on the planet earth is offensive

Wish505
Wish505

I am offended because Obama did not use a condom.

61mouse
61mouse

But at least he didn't kill any one like your black people and no kids were killed just remember " BLDM"

Propolice
Propolice

The black crap is at An all time high as well as is much more destructive!

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Could be worse, he could be a wanna-be sailor troll momma's basement little fat boy that spends his time on websites about people he hates commenting to experts on subjects he has no experience in whatsoever.

Swtsmtn
Swtsmtn

You ALWAYS MEAN TO OFFEND.

TWalters
TWalters

Make this a training for all the “clues” this bozo wasn’t a cop and why he should of been searched and cuffed prior to being placed in the squad car. He could of come out guns blazing when they went back to him.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Dang, kid just graduated high school. Kind of just destroyed his career choice.

We've got a guy around here that drives around in an old white interceptor with one of those lights on the driver's side that you can point. I see him about once a week, and just think, what a weirdo.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Reminds me...Ted Bundy also used to impersonate police so as to lower the guard of unsuspecting women. I rather hope that this kid is not also a necrophiliac rapist serial killer. Something is definitely shaken a bit lose though. Oh yeah....another serial killer; John Gacy, he impersonated cops too.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Also, he is a man. I know the article says teenager and its not wrong, but he's 18 and an adult and subject to the full extent of the law.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

He really needs to be charged big time, police have a hard enough time doing their job when they're the real deal, let alone having some "kid" impersonate and possibly do something illegal or immoral. Sorry, but he's hit the "big boys club" when he hit 18, he needs to be charged. There's truly no excuse for this.

DNW
DNW

I wonder how many people he managed to fool. Not a very convincing 'deputy'. However he was toting a gun and handcuffs, so thankfully no one was hurt.

bryantrent
bryantrent

So stupid

bigdave1963
bigdave1963

man this idiot is so lucky he didnt pull over a armed subject ,doesnt no how lucky he is,playing cop is the dumbest thing anyone could do,officers are trained ,not simply putting on a badge and gun ,lot more to it,i hope this young man gets whats coming to him,maybe show him what could happen if it all went cow shit in a second ,really think he would crap his pants ,not a game out there ,be safe men and women thin blue line

Manlius
Manlius

On top of all that, I bet he never gave it a thought about what he’d do if he had stopped an armed wanted felon or gang banger. So stupid, and very very lucky.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Back seat of the patrol car is sometimes known as the truth extractor lol.

BurqueDude505
BurqueDude505

Here is the full video of the arrest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HI2DNQbmyA&t=266s

Soldier619
Soldier619

I miss that “clicking” sound 🗝 😏