What to Know
- Investigators are searching for a man accused of impersonating a police officer and pulling a woman over in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
- Falls Township Police confirmed that the man and his vehicle were not connected to law enforcement.
- If you have any information on the suspect or experienced a similar incident, please call the Falls Township Police Department.
Investigators are searching for a man accused of impersonating a police officer and pulling a woman over in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
On Friday at 10:40 a.m., a woman was driving on Lincoln Highway when she was directed to pull over by a man who she initially thought was an officer. The woman pulled into the parking lot of the Honey Baked Ham on 636 Lincoln Highway. The woman told police the unidentified man then took her ID as if he was conducting a traffic stop.
The woman began to suspect that the man wasn’t actually a police officer and protested when he told her to get out of the vehicle. The man then gave the woman her ID back and drove off.
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The woman then called the Falls Township Police Department who confirmed that the man and his vehicle were not connected to law enforcement.
The man was driving a black or dark blue older model Ford Crown Victoria with one red and one blue light placed inside on the dash. The vehicle also may have had a front license plate.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s to early 40s with a “dirty appearance” and two to three day growth of facial hair. Police also say he had a body odor, smelled like smoke and alcohol, had scruffy hair and spoke with a Philadelphia or New York accent. He also wasn’t wearing a uniform and may have had a plastic or security badge on.
Two Falls Township Police vehicles are black Crown Victoria sedans with municipal license plates, spotlights and push bumpers. All of the officers who use those vehicles for traffic enforcement are in full police uniform however.
If you have any information on the suspect or experienced a similar incident, please call the Falls Township Police Department at 215-945-3100.
If you’re ever stopped by an unmarked patrol vehicle, call 911 and speak to a dispatcher to determine if the officer is legitimate. If you don’t have a cell phone, stop in a well-lit, populated area and ask for a marked unit to respond to the scene.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Falls Township Police don't use unmarked patrol vehicles for traffic enforcement. This is incorrect and has been corrected.