Woman Stopped by Potential Police Impersonator on PA Turnpike

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    A woman was stopped by a vehicle with red-and-blue emergency lights, but the driver might not have been an officer of the law.

    The woman told police that a man driving a dark-colored SUV with red-and-blue emergency lights signaled her to pull over along the eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike in Upper Merion Township back on July 10 around 6:30 a.m.
    After she pulled over, the man, who never identified himself as a police officer and was not wearing a uniform, asked the woman for her driver’s license, registration and insurance. The woman was detained for a brief period of time before the man allowed her to drive away.
    This incident is currently under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police. According to investigators, the man who stopped the woman was not inappropriate in any way during their interactions.
    Pennsylvania State Police are advising motorists to call 911 and ask for a State Trooper if they come across this SUV on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. They also ask for motorists to attempt to obtain the license plate number and identification for the man if they are asked to pull over. If stopped by this SUV after dark, police ask motorists to turn on their hazard warning lights and drive to a well-lit area prior to stopping.