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Mistakes 1, 2, 3, and 4 - Membership Card Revoked

You really have to wonder whether we're evolving backwards.

According to the Associated Press today, one of our illustrious species in Clarkstown, New York is allegedly guilty of several mistakes:

Mistake No. 1: Impersonating a police officer.

Mistake No. 2: Making a traffic stop.

Mistake No. 3: Stopping an off-duty state trooper.

Mistake No. 4: Driving without a registration or insurance.

Shalom Gelbman, 22, of New Square, New York, made all four mistakes, state police said.

Gelbman, with a strobe light on his dashboard and his high beams flashing, allegedly pulled a car over Wednesday night on the Palisades Interstate Parkway, police said. Inside the car was New York State Trooper Seamus Lyons, who arrested Gelbman.

Gelbman was not clear with investigators about why he pulled Lyons' car over. One investigator said Gelbman told officers he wanted to scare the driver and get him out of the way. The car's license plate is EMT DCW.

Gelbman was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal impersonation and was cited for having unauthorized equipment in his car, a dark blue Mercury Grand Marquis with tinted windows. At least he tried to look like a cop. He was released on $5,000 bail after being arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court.

This guy's 15 minutes of fame are up, along with his membership card in the human race.

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