A rash of police impersonators...

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Macktee, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

    At least, no one was shot...

    From abc27:
    Female Police Impersonator Sought in Baltimore
    Posted: December 29, 2006 11:46 AM EST
    URL: http://www.abc27.com/news/stories//383879.html

    (ARBUTUS, Md.-AP) - Baltimore County Police are looking for a woman who impersonated an officer and took $15 from a man after a traffic stop in Arbutus.

    Police say it happened December 18th on Washington Boulevard near Commerce Drive.

    The woman was driving a royal blue Chevrolet Malibu with a red light on the dashboard. The man said she asked for his license and registration. And when he told her he didn't have them, she told him he faced a $25 and that he could pay it - quote - "the easy way or the hard way" - unquote.

    When he told her he only had $15, she took the money and left.

    Police say the woman is white, about 35-to-40 years old, 5-foot-6 and thin, with red or brown hair. She was wearing light blue pants with a black stripe and a light blue shirt with silver badge and a gold name plate. She was also wearing a revolver on her hip and a dark blue Stetson-style hat.

    And, from the same website, here's another:

    From ABC 7 News:
    Man Impersonates Cop to Go Bowling
    Location: SAVANNAH, Ga.
    Posted: December 11, 2006 5:21 PM EST
    URL: http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/1206/378935.html

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Savannah man went to jail this weekend for impersonating a sheriff's deputy so he could go bowling. Jeffrey Eugene Ferguson, 46, pulled up to a gate at Hunter Army Airfield on Saturday and showed a guard a driver's license that was cracked in half, police said.When the guard requested a second form of ID, Ferguson pulled out a Chatham County sheriff's lieutenant badge.

    The guard called Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, who responded and discovered Ferguson's license had been suspended for failure to pay child support, according to police Sgt. Mike Wilson.

    Ferguson, who was jailed on charges of impersonating a police officer, later told authorities he found the badge at a work site.

    He told them he was not trying to get any special police priviliges - just to get on the military post to go to its bowling alley.
  2. Foul

    Foul Guest

    This is dangerous as hell...not only for the real cops who may be shot in fear of being an impersonator, but for the honest civilians who may hesitate after "seeing a uniform and/or badge" and become a victim or a statistic for that 2 second pause.