Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for man impersonating cop; stopped woman on Hwy. 280
SALEM, Ala. (WTVM) - The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be alert of a man impersonating a cop.
According to Chief Investigator Jimmy Taylor, a male in a white Dodge Ram pickup truck with lights in the grill and in the dash of his vehicle pulled over a woman and asked her for her license and registration on Wednesday, August 24.
Jones says the woman gave it to him but says she called 911 after feeling uneasy. Deputies arrived immediately but the man heard the woman as he was walking back to her car. The scammer drove off while having her information.
“If an unmarked vehicle is trying to pull you over or trying to stop you for a traffic stop, put your emergency flashers on and try to get to a public area with a lot of people. Don’t hesitate to call 911 and ask them f there’s someone who can help you with whatever type of situation it is,” said Taylor.
The victim was not touched or harmed.
The incident happened at Highway 280 in Salem near the Dudley Lumber Company at approximately 4:15 p.m. Captain Jimmy Taylor with Lee County Sheriff’s Office says the man was wearing a t-shirt with a fake badge - he was bald with a beard. He had his name on the t-shirt that said, Officer Walters.
Taylor says real police officer cars will have more than just one blue light on the dashboard, and the sheriff’s office only has blue lights, no white lights.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to call 911 if they see this man or have more information.
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