Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-367

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 28, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Suspects Charged With Impersonating An Officer

    Suspects attempt traffic stop on victim by posing as law enforcement.
    • Sunday
    • December 26, 2010
    • Time: 8:30 PM
    • Ehrlich Rd & Gunn Hwy
    • Tampa, FL



    David Green II
    DOB 8-5-91
    204 Himes Avenue North
    Tampa, FL
    Charge: Falsely Impersonating an Officer

    Bradley Hamel
    DOB 2-14-90
    4012 Zelar Street West
    Tampa, FL
    Charge: Falsely Impersonating an Officer


    Karen Murphy, DOB 9-12-90
    St. Petersburg, FL.


    On December 26, 2010 at approximately 8:30 p.m. the victim was driving southbound on the Veterans Expressway heading toward St. Petersburg when a white Crown Victoria drove up behind the victim, began tailgating her and then turned on a red flashing light and another light. The victim believing that a legitimate law enforcement officer was stopping her, she pulled off the side of the roadway. The vehicle pulled over behind the victim. As the victim looked in her rearview mirror, she noticed that the driver was wearing a camouflage hoodie and she noticed there were two other individuals in the suspect vehicle. At that point, the victim became uneasy and drove away. The suspect vehicle followed her and then drove past her. As the vehicle sped past the victim she observed a second male in the back seat of the vehicle that turned around and laughed at the victim as they drove past. The victim followed the suspect vehicle and was able to get a good description as well as the tag number.

    Deputies were able to locate the vehicle in the area of Ehrlich Road and Gunn Highway. The vehicle owned by Bradley Hamel was equipped with lights and sirens which he admitted to purchasing and installing on the vehicle.

    The female in the vehicle was not arrested and is considered a witness.
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