Fake Cop in Car with Flashing Lights Pulls Over Woman, NJ Police Say
SOUTHAMPTON — Police are looking for a police impersonator who a 24-year-old woman said tricked her into pulling over on a Burlington County road Friday morning.
The woman said she pulled over on County Road 681 after a car behind her flashed red-and-blue lights positioned on the top part of its windshield.
The man approached the woman and identified himself as a cop. The woman said she became suspicious and asked him for his identification, which he refused to provide.
The man then tried to open the woman's car door, which was locked. That's when the woman sped off, likely running over his foot, State Police said Friday afternoon.
The man was described as white, about 25 to 29 years old with a thin build, short brown hair and "peach fuzz" beard. He wore a navy blue uniform with no name tag and a police patch.
He was driving a dark Chevrolet Malibu that was more than 15 years old.
State Police released a photo of a Chevrolet Malibu that they said may look like the one driven by the imposter.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police Red Lion Station at 609-859-2282. Investigators accept anonymous calls.