Police: Sex offender designed car to look like undercover officer

Posted: March 25, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

A Garfield man told deputies he designed his car to look like an undercover police car, according to court documents filed Monday. Eric Christopher Finnegan, 26, a Level 3 Sex Offender, was arrested Friday after Benton County sheriff’s detectives made a traffic stop and the detectives noticed the inside of Finnegan’s white Ford Explorer was equipped with inboard lights identical to what law enforcement use for emergency lighting. The front license plate on the vehicle is black and depicted two small “SWAT” members with a thin blue line running through the middle.

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