San Diego Police found stolen sheriff’s department gear inside a vehicle during a traffic stop in Paradise Hills. 

An obstructed license plate on a Mercedes-Benz sedan triggered the traffic stop at around 1:30 a.m. near Woodman Street and Wattle Drive, according to ABC 10. Police detained the driver, who was dressed in a Sheriff’s uniform and a bulletproof vest, and his passenger for questioning.  

The officers also found duffel bags full of sheriff's uniforms, equipment, and deputy's mail, drugs, and other paraphernalia after searching the car, according to authorities.

Sheriff officials were notified about the discovery and are investigating the findings.


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