Police search for phony cop who pulled woman over in a bogus traffic stop

Mark Abrams
February 04, 2019 - 8:56 am

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FALLS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bucks County authorities are on the lookout for a guy who is impersonating a cop.

Falls Township police say the man is a scruffy-looking guy in his late 30s to early 40s, driving a black or dark blue police-style Crown Victoria sedan with a red and blue flashing light inside the passenger compartment.

They say he pulled over a woman driving on Lincoln Highway in the Fairless Hills area on Friday, got out of his car, pulled out a plastic badge, and asked for her ID.

The woman turned over her license, but she became suspicious when she smelled alcohol on his breath. She also noticed he had a few days of beard growth and smelled like he had been smoking heavily and needed a shower.

The real cops say when the guy asked her to get out of her car, she refused and demanded her license back. She then drove off.

The woman called the Falls Township Police Department to report what happened.

In a Facebook post, police said the woman told them the guy spoke with what might have been a Philadelphia or New York accent.

Police are looking for other possible victims of the fake cop.

If you have any information, call Falls Township police at 215-945-3100.