Oct 30, 2009 9:57 AM by Stefanie Boe

Were you stopped by a fake cop?

The Colorado State Patrol is looking for someone who is stopping people pretending to be a police officer in the El Paso County area.

According to a news release, Wednesday night, the Colorado State Patrol communications center received a call from a female driver who believed that a police impersonator was attempting to pull vehicles over on Interstate 25.

State Patrol Troopers arrested a suspect a short time later. They say he was driving a 1995 gray, full-size Cadillac sedan. The vehicle was equipped with flashing white strobe lights in the front windshield and flashing white and yellow strobe lights in the rear window.

The release says the suspect was wearing a uniform with security guard patches and a gold security badge with the word "Chief" printed at the top. On his belt he had handcuffs and a black toy pistol.

The suspect, a 24-year-old white male from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was arrested and booked into El Paso County Jail for Felony Police Impersonation and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

The Colorado State Patrol is not releasing the suspect's name or booking photo right now, because the investigation in on-going.

The State Patrol is trying to determine if this suspect has done this before. If you suspect you were stopped by a police impersonator matching this description, you are asked to call the Colorado State Patrol at 303-239-4501.



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