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July 31, 2014, 10:33 am
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Fake Cop Strikes Again; Attempts To Pull Over Another Woman West Of Springfield


A man suspected of posing as a police officer and attempting to pull over female drivers in the early morning hours has reportedly struck again.

 

Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell says a woman reported being pulled over near Old Jacksonville and Farmingdale Roads early Wednesday morning.  But she immediately became suspicious of the man as he approached her car, and sped off.  The woman was uninjured.

 

Campbell says the description of the man's vehicle roughly matches the car used to pull over a teenage driver in the same general vicinity last weekend, but this time the man used a red-and-blue flashing light, instead of the white light used in the first attempt.  In the earlier case, the teen got into the man's car, where he inappropriately touched her before she hit him and escaped.

 

Police are again renewing their urgent warning to drivers to be careful, and to call 911 if they have any doubts about the authenticity of anyone attempting to pull them over.  If anyone has information about the case, they should call the sheriff's department at 753-6840.

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