Chump of the Week: David Rogers Pretends to Be Cop, Pulls Over Speeding Teen

This costume was reportedly in the trunk.
  • This costume was reportedly in the trunk.

Dudes frustrated by their lack of authority or girth in the world usually end up just stewing in local bars or being cruel to animals. But when a supposedly snot-nosed teen shot past David Rogers on a Richland County country road, flagrantly ignoring the double yellow, the Mansfield native must have decided he wasn’t going to let it stand. There are rules.

According to Fox 8, this incident went down in late March. After the teen sped away from Rogers’ tan Chevy Avalanche, the 28-year-old clicked on his red strobe lights, pulled the kid over, and identified himself as an off-duty police officer. The “cop” asked for the teen’s license and cell phone, then dialed dad to relay junior’s driving etiquette. “Officer” Rogers let the kid off with a warning.

Later the teen and his dad began to wonder whether “Officer” Rogers passed the smell test. Eventually they called in a report to the actual police. The actual David Rogers probably walked around feeling like he’d righteously schooled some punk. The roads would now be safer. Shit, the world.

But the story isn’t over.

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