Police: W. Pa. man used phone as police 'flashers'
CASTLE SHANNON, Pa. - March 21, 2011 (WPVI) -- Police say a Pittsburgh-area man became so upset with another motorist that he used a smart phone to mimic police flashing lights while following the other driver.
Online court records do not provide details of the charges filed Tuesday against 24-year-old Adam Phillips, of Bethel Park, and police could not immediately be reached Friday.
But WPXI-TV has reported that Phillips used a smart phone application that created blue and red flashing lights that he held up to a mirror so the other driver would think he was being followed by a police cruiser.
Phillips was charged with impersonating an officer and other crimes by police in Castle Shannon, where the incident ended.
Phillips tells KDKA-TV he only wanted to get the other driver's attention after the driver threw a McDonald's bag at his car.
He has been sent a summons for a preliminary hearing April 26.
Information from: WPXI-TV, http://www.wpxi.com
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