"Officer" Benson Given Jail Beat 

The criminal who caused local newspapers and TV stations to cry, "Have you been stopped by this man?" has been sentenced for impersonating a police officer. Nathan Taylor Benson, 20, of Nampa, was arrested in February after dressing up like a cop (complete with sidearm), sticking red and blue lights on his SUV, pulling over a motorist and even calling Nampa police for backup. According to an AP story that received an unnerving amount of national coverage, Benson was sentenced to 30 days in jail, a $200 fine, a couple of years probation and a whole heap of counseling through a veteran's hospital.

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