Police impersonator sought by Elkhart County Sheriff's Department

A man claiming to be a police officer pulled a woman over for "speeding." However, the man could not show identification and had the wrong color flashing lights. 

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.

ELKHART — The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is investigating the case of a police impersonator after a person reported she was pulled over by a suspicious person.

A woman reported that she was pulled over by a white man wearing baggy blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt, according to a press release from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department. The victim told police she saw a red and white flashing light coming from the impersonator's car.

The incident happened at 10:15 p.m. Monday, March 24, on C.R. 17 at U.S. 20.

The man approached the woman and told her her he stopped her for speeding. When the woman asked for the man's police identification, which he could not show, she drove away while calling 911.

The man fled before officers got to the scene.

In Indiana, a police officer, sheriff's deputy, state trooper or any law enforcement officer conducting a traffic stop must have a marked car or red and blue lights, according to the press release. Officers must also wear a uniform that properly identifies them.

Anyone with information regarding the incident Monday night can text ECSCTip at 847411, or submit a tip at 533-4151.


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