Fake cop pulls over student, searches her car - New York News

Fake cop pulls over student, searches her car

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DES PLAINES, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A man impersonating a police officer pulled over a northwest suburban student as she was drove to school Monday, searching her car before letting her leave, Pioneer Press is reporting.

According to alerts issued by East Maine School District 63 and Maine Township High School District 207, the Des Plaines police are investigating the Maine East student's report that she was stopped by a white Ford Crown Victoria, a car commonly driven by police, in the area of River and Ballard roads.

The man who pulled her over is now believed to be a police impersonator.

He was wearing a light brown uniform with no clear police markings on it when he searched the student's car before letting her go unharmed, the alert said.

The vehicle he was driving did not have any police markings, but flashing red and blue lights were visible from its interior, according to the alert.

The man was described as white, about 6 feet tall, with light brown hair and a muscular build.

If drivers aren't sure if the person pulling over their car is legitimate, Des Plaines police advise pulling over in a public area, where more people can potentially witness the stop. Drivers can also call local police or 911 to verify that they are being stopped by an actual officer.

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