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Glendora police looking for man who impersonated officer

May 24, 2012 |  6:14 am


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.


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Photo: Glendora police released this sketch of a suspect they believe impersonated a police officer. Credit: KTLA