Glendora police looking for man who impersonated officer
Glendora authorities are asking residents to keep an eye out for a man they believe posed as a police officer earlier this month.
The unknown suspect pulled a man over on the westbound 210 Freeway at Sunflower Avenue about 11 p.m. on May 11, police told KTLA. He flashed his high-beam headlights, activated a white strobe light and lightly bumped the driver's vehicle from behind, they said.
After showing the driver a badge, the suspect asked for his driver's license and took the man -- who reportedly had been drinking -- to the Glendora home of the driver's sister, police said.
There, he identified himself as a police officer and said he was "cutting the victim a break," police told the television station. He then reportedly told them that "this never happened" and "you don't know me."
The man reportedly returned to the home five days later for a "checkup," and the driver's sister said the man touched her arm and leg but left when she said her husband would be home soon.
The suspect is described as a man in his 40s, about 6-foot-1, 250 pounds with blue eyes and gray spiky hair.
Police said he flashed as a shield-type badge with blue lettering and a black stripe across it. On May 11, authorities said, he wore a dark-blue long-sleeved uniform shirt and military-style pants with the bottoms tucked into black combat boots. He also had a black semiautomatic pistol in a black holster on his right hip.
The suspect was driving a cream-colored newer model Ford Edge with tinted windows, chrome rims and paper plates, police said.
Investigators ask anyone with information is asked to call police at (626) 914-8250.
Photo: Glendora police released this sketch of a suspect they believe impersonated a police officer. Credit: KTLA