You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind — and you don't pretend to be a cop when dealing with the real thing,

State Police say Richard Goldrick, 68, of Nutley did just that when he attempted to stop an off-duty Woodbridge Police Department Sergeant northbound on the Garden State Parkway.

According to State Police, on the evening of Dec. 21 at Woodbridge Police Department Sgt. Charles Stab was driving in his personal vehicle northbound on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 116 when Goldrick, driving a 2013 black Chevrolet Suburban, pulled behind him, and activated emergency lights.

Thinking he was being stopped by an undercover vehicle, Stab pulled over on the right shoulder, police said. But once both vehicles were stopped, Goldrick shut off his emergency lights and quickly drove away, according to State Police.

Stab found the incident suspicious, but he was able obtain a description of Goldrick and a license plate number, which he later provided to State Police detectives, according to the NJSP.

The next day, Goldrick was interviewed about the incident at Holmdel Station. Detectives seized a .22 caliber handgun, hollow point ammunition, and fraudulent documents from inside his car, State Police said.

He was charged with impersonating a police officer, possession of a weapon, and possession of false government documents. He was lodged at Monmouth County Jail in lieu of $52,000 full cash bail.

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