Florida teen accused of impersonating deputy
EUSTIS, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - 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.