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Police impersonator strikes in Frederick

Allison Klein

The woman wasn’t sure if she was speeding along Rt. 15 in Frederick on Saturday morning, but when she saw blue and red flashing lights behind her, she pulled over.

She thought it was strange that the black Dodge Charger didn't have any police markings, but when a man came over to her and asked for her license and registration, she handed them over. After all, his car sported a few large antennas and he was wearing a police-style belt with a handgun in a holster.

That was the last she saw of her license.

The man returned to her car and gave her back her car registration, authorities said. When she asked him which police agency he was with, he walked away, got in his car and drove off.

Realizing he still had her license, she called 911. Maryland State Police are investigating the incident as a police impersonator case.

They are looking for a heavy-set man with short hair -- and, it would seem, a penchant for saying things like, “Ma'am, do you know how fast you were driving?”

-- Allison Klein

By Allison Klein  |  December 14, 2009; 9:48 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein , Maryland  
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