UPDATED Police impersonator turns out to be police

Blackfalds RCMP state an officer who stopped a motorist north of Red Deer was mistaken for imposter

  • Jan. 13, 2016 6:00 p.m.
An alleged police impersonator is driving a vehicle similar to this one.

An alleged police impersonator is driving a vehicle similar to this one.

UPDATED

On January 12, 2016 a female was pulled over on Highway 2a in Blackfalds.  The female reported the incident to the Blackfalds RCMP as she was suspicious of the incident.   It has been verified that the female was pulled over by a police officer from a neighbouring detachment.  The police officer was driving an unmarked police vehicle with working emergency equipment.

ORIGINAL STORY

Blackfalds RCMP are looking for a suspect who is apparently impersonating a highway patrol officer and stopping people on Highway #2A.

According to police, on January 12, 2016 at approximately 1:05 p.m. a lone female was driving northbound on Hwy 2a in Blackfalds when a newer model gray Jeep Patriot moved in behind her.  The vehicle is similar to the one pictured.

The Patriot activated a siren and flashing lights.  The driver stopped her vehicle then was approached by a Caucasian male described as 6 feet tall, late 50’s to early 60’s, white/yellow ear length hair, and wearing all black clothes.

The male identified himself as a police officer and presented a badge to the female driver.  After asking for the driver insurance and registration the male gave her a “warning” and departed the area last seen heading northbound on Highway 2A.

This male was not wearing a police uniform.  The RCMP are asking the public to report any information regarding this event to the Blackfalds RCMP detachment at 403-885-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.