Friday, March 24, 2017

What To Do If Stopped By Fake Cop

The Hays County Sheriffs Department continues to search for someone they say is pretending to be a police officer.

Two people have been victims in one week in Hays County. They were both able to recognize it wasn't an officer pulling them over and drive away.

Now, officials are letting people know what to do if they suspect they are a victim of the crime.

Captain Pedro Hernandez with the Kyle Police Department says officers have badges and issued photo IDs that list their position and title period. Drivers have the right to ask for these IDs and see them at any time during a traffic stop. Suspicious drivers may also call 911 to get confirmation on if an officer is trying to pull them over.

If in a rural area, Captain Hernandez says, drivers can turn on their flashing lights and wave out of their window to acknowledge they will pull over, and drive the speed limit to the closest lit, public area.

Police say if you take these precautions and make if clear to officers that you aren't avoiding them, you can not be criminally charged.

The suspect in this case is driving a white or silver Chevrolet pick-up truck with damage to the front, left quarter panel.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-324-TIPS. Source: KEYETV

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