MINNEOLA, Fla. - Lake County deputies arrested a man they say refused to give his license and registration and showed a badge claiming to be a private attorney general and saying the laws didn't apply to him.
Tippy Peek, 55, has been charged with resisting without violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the Monday.
Deputies pulled Peek over in Minneola after they say his registration tag was expired and the windows on his car were illegally tinted. Peek had a black knife sheath on his left leg and when authorities asked for his license, registration and proof of insurance, Peek said "can that be held against me in a court of law?"
He refused to show his information but showed a badge stating he was a private attorney general, according to deputies. The deputy asked if Peek had heard of the unlawful use of a badge statue, to which Peek responded that the "law didn't apply to him and that he did not qualify for a license nor did he have to register the motor vehicle according to the laws."
According to the report, Peek then handed the deputy a piece of paper headed "violation warning denial of right Under Color of Law." The deputy said that didn't pertain to him, and Peek responded "it will if you continue to detain me."
Peek then resisted arrest. While deputies were searching his vehicle, which had a rotating blue light on the center console that could be mistaken for a police vehicle. In the driver's lunchbox, deputies found marijuana, according to the report.
Deputies also found two licenses in Peek's binder and one was altered by placing electric tape over the number.
It's not clear what Peek's profession is.
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