JPD searching for police impersonator

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating a cop impersonation case.

According to the police report, a 22-year-old woman said she was stopped by what she thought was a female officer Friday around 9 p.m. near the intersection of Aggie and Leggett near the Pepsi plant.

After the impersonator returned the driver's license and registration, the victim tried to put them back in the glove box. That's when she heard a popping sound and noticed a man reach into her vehicle to grab her.

The victim said she then drove away.

The police report states dispatch was not able to find the victim's personal information in any of the traffic stops that were called in.

The fake officer never told the victim her name but she was wearing a dark colored uniform and a badge.

Jonesboro police said if a similar situation would happen to other Jonesboro residents, stop at a well lit area, call dispatch to verify if it is a legitimate stop and always look for a uniform. Jonesboro police said their officers will always be in uniform.

If the police officer does turn out to be an impersonator, contact police immediately and file a report.

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