Man impersonating officer makes traffic stop
A man impersonating a police officer harassed a female driver about her license and registration, Decatur police said.
A 20-year-old old woman reported that after she left Taco Bell on Thursday night at about 11:15, a white male in a white unmarked vehicle came from behind her and persuaded her to pull over on Carridale Street Southwest with a blue flashing light on his dash.
She said the man never identified himself but asked for her license and registration. After she told him she didn't have either with her, he harshly warned her to have them the next time he stops her. He then left without further incident.
The woman said the man was bald and wore black pants and a blue shirt. She described his vehicle as resembling a Ford Crown Victoria.
Decatur Police Sgt. Chris Mathews advised when approached by someone in plain clothes claiming to be a police officer to ask to see a badge and plastic identification card with photo and badge number.
- Paul Huggins
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