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October 24, 2014, 4:18 pm
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Another Fake Cop Incident Reported; Apparently Unconnected To Earlier Cases

There’s been another incident involving someone allegedly pretending to be a police officer… but Springfield police don’t think this incident was related to a string of similar cases earlier in the year.


Monday night, a 19-year-old male told police that he was pulled over on Sangamon Avenue, by someone in a Crown Victoria who was shining a bright light in the victim’s rear view mirror. 


A man described as a biracial male in his mid 20s approached the vehicle and asked to see the driver’s ID.  When the teenage driver asked to see a badge, the man told him he was undercover and didn’t have his badge on him.  The victim rolled up his window and locked his doors, and the suspect fled. 


Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact Crimestoppers.

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