Hugo Lujambio Carabajal, 40, of Cypress, Texas, was found guilty of Impersonating a Law
Enforcement Officer with a Weapon or Firearm, Unlawful Use of Blue Lights, and three counts
of False Imprisonment with a Weapon or Firearm, following a trial in Collier County.
In 2019 the defendant was visiting Collier County and pulled up alongside a family who had just
pulled their pick-up truck in front of their townhome. There was a man driving the truck, his 4-
year-old son in the back seat, and his 19-year-old cousin in the passenger seat.
The defendant, driving a black Ford Explorer with blue lights attached, jumped out with his hand
on what the victims say was a firearm. Carabajal ordered the family to put their hands on their
dashboard and they complied. The family believed the defendant, who was wearing tactile
clothing, was a law enforcement officer. Soon after, he left the scene.
About five hours later, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office got a call from a local tow yard who
said a man asked if he could store his law enforcement vehicle there. The deputies got to the tow
yard at the same time as the defendant. They saw he was wearing a body camera and realized he
was the man from the earlier incident. They verified he did not work for the agency he claimed
to. He was then taken into custody. A loaded firearm was found in the console of his vehicle.
Assistant State Attorneys Brock Frazier and Brian Ashby prosecuted the case. Sentencing is
scheduled for July 19th.
State Attorney’s Office