Florida teen accused of impersonating deputy

- A Eustis teenager has been arrested, accused of  impersonating a law enforcement officer in Sumter County.

Ka'mesha Nicole Byrd, 19, has been identified as the suspect in an impersonation of a law enforcement officer case from January 16 in The Villages.  Authorities said surveillance videos led detectives to a grey Nissan Maxima which had been borrowed by Byrd.

A family member told investigators that Byrd has in the past identified herself as a police explorer and also an employee of an unknown police department.  

Detectives said Byrd admitted she had impersonated a deputy on multiple occasions in both Sumter and Marion counties.  They said she also expressed to detectives that she desired to attend a law enforcement academy and become an officer. 

At the time of her arrest, Byrd  surrendered a BB gun pistol which is believed to have been worn during the offenses.  She does not have a criminal history.  

Byrd was booked into the Lake County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

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