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Man impersonates officer

December 21, 2005

Dougherty County - Friday, an Hispanic man driving a small black car with strobe lights in the grill and dashboard pulled over a woman near Mock and Flemming Roads in Dougherty County.

He's in his mid 30's, about six feet tall, 230 pounds, and has a goatee. He had a badge, a shoulder holster with a gun, and a radio with an ear piece.

Police say he asked the woman personal questions and said he was going to search her car, but he left when he saw two small children in the back seat.

Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek says, "We've got a very, very serious concern that this was, in fact, somebody impersonating a police officer and any number of things can transpire from something like that, but we want the community to be aware that this did happen last week."

Chief Don Cheek says it is rare for an officer in an unmarked car to pull someone over, and if you have any doubts about the legitimacy of a stop, just call 911. The operator will be able to tell you if an officer is making a stop or not, and can send help if it is not legit.

If you have any information about the man impersonating an officer, call DCP at 430-6600.

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