Man charged with impersonating police after pulling over off-duty cop

Richard Goldrick, 68
Richard Goldrick, 68 (New Jersey State Police)

WOODBRIDGE, NJ (WCMH) — A man was charged with impersonating a police officer after he pulled over a real police officer.

The Woodbridge Police Department says Richard Goldrick, 68, drove up behind one of their officers who was off-duty and in his personal vehicle. Police say Goldrick, who was in a 2013 black Chevrolet Suburban, then activated the car’s emergency lights.

The officer, identified as Sergeant Charles Stab, then pulled over thiking he was being stopped by an undercover vehicle. But then Goldrick “quickly drove away,” police told the Woodbridge Patch.

“Knowing the incident was suspicious, Sgt. Stab was able obtain a description of the suspect and a license plate number, which he later provided to state police detectives,” authorities said.

Police located Goldrick the next day, New Jersey On-Line reports. Officers say Goldrick had a .22 caliber handgun with hollow point ammunition in his possession along with a phony badge and other “fraudulent documents” to make it appear that he was a police officer.

He now faces multiple charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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