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Sheriff Warns About Police Impersonator

Motorists should know that official law enforcement will always have a red and a blue flashing light, not just a red or a blue light.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office is warning motorists about a suspect who impersonated an officer on Sept. 26 near Waterford and allegedly assaulted a young woman.

According to a written release from the RCSD, the victim was driving near County K and Apple Road in western Racine County when she said a car behind her started flashing a red light. She pulled over, thinking a police officer was initiating a traffic stop.

When the suspect approached the woman, he displayed a weapon and then assaulted her. The attack ended and the suspect fled when another vehicle drove by on Highway K.

The victim describes the suspect as:

  • Black male
  • 6 feet tall, 200 pounds
  • Not dressed as a police officer
  • Driving a dark colored, four-door car with the letter "T" as the possible fourth character on the license plate

The Racine County Sheriff's Department wants to remind drivers that official law enforcement officers will have both a red and a blue flashing light and not a single light of any color. If a motorist is being stopped and a red/blue light is not visible, the RCSD advises drivers to go to a well lit area and call 911.

Anyone with information about this incident can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers of Racine County at 888-636-9330, by email at racine.crimestoppersweb.com or text RACS to 274637 (CRIMES). Tips leading to arrest could mean a reward of up to $1,000.

TOM September 29, 2012 at 01:46 PM
THEY MAY AS WELL KEEP A EYE OUT FOR A HALFE BLACK MALE THAT IS IMPERSONATING A PRESIDENT HE IS GOING TO BE VERY DANGEROUS IF NOT KNOCKED OUT OF HIS ACT!!!
Heather Asiyanbi September 30, 2012 at 01:08 AM
This is a very serious situation & not appropriate to make this political
Matt September 30, 2012 at 03:50 AM
when in doubt drive with your 4 ways on to a gas station or other place with people there and ask for them to call for a second officer. Both are things we can do and not get in trouble for doing. Just be respectful and turn on your inside lights if its late. Officers have as much to fear from us as we fear from them or fake them.

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