Man Accused of Impersonating an Officer

A state trooper arrested a man this afternoon and they're wondering if he has been impersonating an officer.

David Keith Tindell, 21, of Hartford, was arrested for carrying a pistol without a permit and further charges are pending.

The trooper made the stop in Geneva County on Al. 167 and Geneva County 45. Now authorities want to know if you've encountered him.

A ford mustang was equipped with interior blue lights and radar. -- just like a real police car. The man was reportedly armed. Geneva County District Attorney Kirke Adams wants to know if you've been stopped by that vehicle.

If so, contact the DA's office or the Geneva County Sheriff's Department.


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  • by Amanda Location: Dothan, Alabama on Jul 21, 2011 at 04:35 PM
    And i do it offten, but please dont say it is okay or allowed for us to mispell, just because we are "good 'ol Americans"! Thats the problem already! Others dont expect much from Americans because obviously, many have this attitude. Dont down grade us to that level! Please and thank you!
  • by Amanda Location: Dothan, Alabama on Jul 21, 2011 at 04:15 PM
    It is the law that if you are not comfortable pulling over wait until your in a public area around more people. This kid has no intention to be or act as a police officer! he is a very responsible and legit individual, who should not have been but was carring a firearm. He is certified in many fields and has a job that prob. all of us are not quailified for! he is a great inventor(per his job quailifacations), fabricator and electrician. this car(his daily driver) is his demo car! Cops are notice and respected everywhere. This car demos that David is very well capable of fabricating anything you would like. Especially on a vehicle. He has done simalar work on my vehicle....does that make me a bad person since i have similar interest? I am a vet tech....i just love the lights! Exp: people are alwasy needing a spot for things on motorcycles....he can build you anything and make it look like it was always there. with electricity! i am sorry for those who have been tricked by idiots impersinating the law, but....this is being over analyzed. This car stands out way to much for him to be doing something illegal. it is far from plain! especially since yr2000. If in fact he was impersinating, he would have been caught long ago! And i dont think you can buy these light so easy if they were ilegal to have.
  • by kathy Location: hartford on Jul 18, 2011 at 01:51 PM
    if in doupt , dont pull over , I dont . I call next police station that I am in route, I am refused to pull over on a dark road ,,, I will pull over infront of a police station. they wonna put me in jail for that so be it ....
  • by Anonymous Location: SLOCOMB on Jul 17, 2011 at 07:12 PM
    NO SURPRISE.I HOPE IT IS THE SAME CREEP THAT STOPPED ME IN AN INTERSECTION AT BIG LOTS BACK IN EARLY 2000'S. HE SAID HE WAS A DOTHAN POLICE OFFICER AND HARRASSED ME AND YELLED AT ME. HE WAS YOUNG MAN I RECOGNIZED THE CAR AT WIREGRASS MALL AND WENT TO SECURITY THEY TOLD ME HE WAS A SECURITY GUARD THERE AND THAT WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME HE HAD DONE SOMETHING LIKE THAT .HOPE THIS IS THE SAME CREEP.I HAVE SEEN ALL KINDS OF PLAIN VEHICLES WITH LIGHTS IT WOULD BE NICE IF THE PUBLIC HAD AN IDEA IF THEY WERE REAL OR FAKE LAW ENFORCEMENT.BUT IF YOU LIVE IN GENEVA COUNTY THEY MAKE THEIR OWN LAW THERE. GUILTY GO FREE,,INNOCENT ARE GUILTY.NOT A SAFE PLACE TO BE
  • by Daniel Location: Alabama on Jul 17, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    If you would actually read the article, he wasn't arrested for impersonating an officer, he was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. Law enforcement is merely investigating if he "has been" conducting himself in that manner. Given the way his vehicle was equipped, more than likely he has flashed those blue lights at some motorist while he was riding around.
  • by Daniel Location: Alabama on Jul 17, 2011 at 10:19 AM
    You guys can try and justify Mr. Tindalls actions all you want to. It is not illegal to possess emergency lighting in Alabama, however it is illegal to posses these light is blue. The lighting package displayed in this mans car is not some cheap buy-it-at-Autozone lighting, it is an expensive set up. The lights he has in his vehicle are identical to the ones utilitized by local, state, and federal authorities. Next he had an actual radar mounted in his vehicle, who does that unless you are trying to impersonate a police officer. Also I have heard there was even a laptop in the vehicle mounted just like those found in law enforcement vehicles. Now they find out he was carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. One thing is for sure, this guy was up to no good
  • by Amanda Location: Dothan on Jul 16, 2011 at 05:09 PM
    This man does not have a record and is not known for being stupid or disrespecting officers in such ways. Given...he should not have had a pistol but, there is nothing wrong with having these lights in your vehicle, If thats what you like, as long as you dont turn them on in public areas or on roads! I havnt seen or heard of anyone impersonating an officer. Sometimes i think our law enfforcement needs more important things to do with there time other than pick on people who have a vehicle that looks like theres(or in other words makes them feel less "special" about there vehicle). We need are law enforcment more than ever.....i just see and here alot of time wasting. exp: a motorcycle gets pulled over because that person is wearing sandals.....way i look at it, its there toes!
  • by jamie Location: Geneva County on Jul 14, 2011 at 09:29 PM
    This is scary
  • by kathy Location: Hartford on Jul 14, 2011 at 03:51 PM
    Good lord , Im telling you people are realy stupit ... another one trying to be something he could never be ... sad realy
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      by unknown on Jul 15, 2011 at 06:27 AM in reply to kathy
      kathy first of all if you want to call somebody stupid please spell it right..and second if you don't know the person please don't judge.
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        by kathy on Jul 17, 2011 at 11:54 AM in reply to unknown
        what ever you say ,,, thats why the word was spelled wrong in the first place . why would I have to know the person,,, I see what goes on , on the streets , dont you ??. I drive 167 about 6x a day , and I have my eyes open , do you >>> why are you unknown , afrait somebody knows you lol
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        by Jasper on Jul 17, 2011 at 03:58 PM in reply to unknown
        Why would she have to spell stupid right, you knew what she had written. And if this person wanted to become law enforcement personal all he'd have to have done was go to school. He was up to some no good and you know it. Stop picking on good ol' American read between the lines writing.If you know what somebody is writing then why pick at their spelling ?
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          by kathy on Jul 17, 2011 at 04:35 PM in reply to Jasper
          thank you so much jasper... for all I can say , does it matter if there is a typo , we all have eyes, we all know whats going on , on our roads , we are not blind.. why would he worry about a typo ..??? And yes you are right , if this young person wanted to become a police officer then he should go to school ,, and do it the right way , all other ways are wrong .... so what he done was stupid, because now there is no way for him ever becomming a police officer , its in his records ... so " unknown " can explain to me now , how that act was smart . and why AI should get to know the person first , I realy dont want to do that , as you said , " up to no good " I have no use for that. sorry unknown . I just dont , we have rule and laws ,and we all should live by them ...
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