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Police warn public of police impersonators after Boone Co. woman pulled over

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BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (April 28, 2014)—The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is reminding motorists to be mindful of police impersonators after they said a woman reported she was pulled over by a fake cop early Monday morning.

Authorities said the instance occurred at State Road 75 and County Road 400 South, just south of Advance, Ind. around 5 a.m. The woman reported she was pulled over for speeding by a man driving a dark-colored Ford Crown Victoria with a red and blue dash light in the center of the vehicle. When the impersonator approached her vehicle, the woman stated she asked him for another officer. She said the man returned to the vehicle and left the scene.

The suspect was described to be about 6-feet-tall with dark short hair and was wearing dark clothes. He was wearing nothing on his clothing identifying him as an officer.

Sheriff Ken Campbell reminds the public to always use caution when being stopped by someone identifying themselves as law enforcement. In Indiana, officers are required to be in full uniform or in a fully marked police car in order to stop a motorist.