A man dressed as a Wayne County, Ohio deputy sheriff was disguised as a police officer and stopped a driver “essentially trying to lure a woman,” officials said.
Fake cops stopped at least three different people last week wearing what appeared to be a uniform with the word ‘Sheriff’ printed across their chest, Wayne County Sheriff’s Dept. Capt. Doug Hunter . said in a Facebook post.
“The guy is putting people in cars, asking questions, basically trying to seduce women… asking them to get out of the car.”
Hunter said the suspect was spotted driving a dark sedan with spotlights and red and blue lights on the visor.
the hunter said 3 cleveland news The police think the suspect may have more malicious intent.
“We can only speculate that it could lead to some sort of kidnapping or sexual assault, or something of that nature,” Hunter said.
“So it’s very disturbing and we’re going to follow up on all the leads that will bring this person to justice.”
One potential victim, Tabitha King, told news 5 The suspect pulled her on her way home from the gym last week.
She said the fake cops asked her several questions, but never asked for her license and registration.
“He asked if I had a weapon in my car, which I thought was a strange first question,” King said.
“Then he asked me to get out of the car and see if the headlights were working, which I thought was very wrong. “said. Then he wanted my phone and asked me to give him my phone. ”
The suspect began looking into her personal life when her husband called.
“[He] She asked me if I would answer the call,” said the mother of three. “Was someone waiting for me, did I live nearby?”
She said, and the fake police immediately fled the scene.
“I felt something was wrong,” she told the network. “Trust your intuition. There was a reason I felt the way I did.”
Unmarked cars typically don’t attract drivers, especially for minor traffic violations, Hunter said.
“Most of the time, marked cars are used for traffic enforcement,” Hunter says.