EUGENE, Ore. - Police arrested a Eugene man on one count of impersonating a police officer after an hour-long standoff in the Whiteaker neighborhood.
Authorities arrested 39-year-old Daniel Alloway when he cooperatively called the police from an LTD bus.
Detectives said Alloway has gone to great lengths to look like a real cop.
Police found authentic looking badges, homeland security uniforms, a Taser, a handgun, pepper spray, a radio, and handcuffs in his apartment. Authorities said Alloway also drove a Ford Expedition with a blue and red emergency light bar mounted in the windshield.
"While he may have obtained patches and things like that legitimately through public sources, being possession of those is different than sewing them onto a uniform and acting like a police officer," said Lt. Scott McKee.
Authorities said there were reports of Alloway activating the emergency lights, as well as representing himself in an authentic looking uniform in public.
Vincent Powers lives downstairs near Alloway. Powers said Alloway told him he was a real cop and had just finished with training.
"He had everything, he even had a gun," said Vincent Powers, Alloway's neighbor. "He's actually helped me out before, and there were cops around and he was helping them directly."
Lt. McKee said in all his years on the police force, he's never seen a scheme this elaborate.
"We haven't had a case of criminal impersonation like this that I can remember, so it's pretty unique," McKee said.
Alloway is a member of the Oregon National Guard. Alloway's parents said he served three tours in Iraq.