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Waco police looking for officer impersonator and thief

Mgn Online
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 6:16pm

This morning at 11:30 a.m. a man was driving in the Gholson Road and Herring area. The man said that a white male in an early 80's model truck told him to pull over as if her were a police officer. The man stopped his vehicle at Herring and University Parks Drive believing he was being stopped by an officer in civilian clothes even though the truck had no flashing red and blue lights.

The suspect approached the vehicle and told him that he stopped him because the victim was speeding. During the whole encounter the victim never saw a badge or weapon but believed, due to the suspect's demeanor that he was a police officer. The suspect asked for the victim's drivers license and told him he was an officer and went through the victim's wallet.

It was during this time that the suspect was believed to have taken money from the victims wallet and then told the victim to follow him to the police station to do a records check.

As the victim started to follow the suspect's truck to the station the suspect was able to lose the victim in traffic and left the area. The victim continued to the police department where he found an on duty patrol officer and told him what had occurred.

Waco Police do have low profile vehicles but the vehicles have extremely noticeable red and blue lighting and some low profile markings.

Authorities suggest that anyone being stopped in the above fashion to call 911 to verify and notify dispatchers of the occurrence. In the event that a detective or one of their unmarked vehicles is attempting a traffic stop the officer will notify the dispatcher and the dispatcher can notify the citizen it is an actual officer conducting the stop.

The suspect is described as a white male, 25 to 30 years of age, around 5'10" and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a green shirt.

Anyone with any information on who the suspect is in this case is asked to call the Waco Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

 

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