Two men pulled over a county commissioner. Except they weren’t cops, the real police say

Two men impersonating police officers tried to pull over the wrong guy Wednesday: Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Martinez — a former longtime Miami-Dade cop, himself, police said.

The men were taken into custody a short while later by officers who managed to tail them after receiving a tip of the alleged plot.

Miami-Dade Police Detective Angel Rodriguez said the incident happened just before noon near Northwest 45th Avenue and State Road 836.

Martinez confirmed the incident during a committee meeting at County Hall Wednesday, but offered few immediate details. At one point he left the meeting to speak with senior county police staff who were in attendance for an unrelated issue.

“He picked the wrong guy,” Martinez said. “I’m glad it was me.”