On September 24, 2005 at 11:20 a.m. a woman driving westbound on C-470 called 911 to report a suspicious incident involving a man she believed was impersonating a police officer.
The woman told deputies that she was traveling in the fast lane on C-470 at Morrison Rd. when she came upon a tan Buick traveling less than 50 miles per hour in front of her. The woman passed the slow moving vehicle on the right and continued driving. The woman then noticed that the driver of the Buick sped up behind her and began flashing his headlights and honking his horn. The Buick then pulled along side her and the male driver showed her a black wallet with a gold colored badge inside. The male pointed to the side of the road and told her to "pull over". The woman was suspicious because the male was not in a police uniform nor was he driving a marked patrol vehicle. As the woman picked up her cellular phone to call 911, the Buick sped up and exited onto westbound I-70. The woman provided deputies with a license plate number and a detailed description of both the driver and the vehicle.
On October 21, 2005, sheriff's investigators located the driver of the above-described vehicle at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch. The male was in possession of a black wallet with a gold colored "certified chauffeur" badge inside. Upon further investigation, the driver and registered owner of the vehicle, Senator B. Pettersson (d.o.b. 012457) was arrested for impersonating a peace officer. Pettersson was booked and released on $2,000 bond.