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Police: Man high on synthetic marijuana pulls over truck driver, claiming he is a human trafficker

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 09:42:14-04

Lampasas police have arrested a man after he admitted to smoking marijuana before attempting to pull over a truck driver he claimed was a human trafficker. 

On Monday afternoon, the truck driver flagged down a patrol lieutenant in the 600 block of S. Key Avenue, reporting a man stopped him by honking and waving.

The truck driver believed there was a problem with his truck, so he pulled over when the man, who claimed to be a police officer, ordered him to open the trailer.

The man was not in a police uniform and did not display a badge when the driver asked for it. 

Police identified the man as 20-year-old Carlos Mandujano of Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Mandujano told police he stopped the truck driver because he was a human trafficker. He said he ran the truck's license plates into a general search on his smartphone, but police found no evidence that the truck driver was involved in human trafficking. 

Mandujano also admitted to police he had recently smoked synthetic marijuana, which he voluntarily gave to police. 

He was arrested for impersonating a public servant and possession of marijuana. 

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