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ISP investigating possible police impersonator in central Indiana

Illuminated police lights atop a police patrol car. (WISH Photo, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An investigation is underway for a possible police impersonator in the central Indiana area, according to the Indiana State Police.

ISP said a victim reported being pulled over on April 19 on I-74 westbound between the 99 and 103 mile markers near the Shelby and Marion County lines.

Officers say the suspect, driving a black and tan Dodge Charger, turned on his full-sized red and light “emergency lights” as he pulled the victim over.

The suspect then approached the victim’s vehicle, identified himself as an Indiana State trooper and demanded to see their license and registration, police said. After obtaining those documents, the male suspect never returned to his vehicle with the requested paperwork.

Officers describe the possible police impersonator as a black male between 5’8″ and 6′ tall, weighting 180-200 pounds with a buzz cut and a mustache.

During the stop, the suspect was wearing a dark blue long sleeve shirt, dark blue pants, a red tie, badge over the left shirt pocket and gloves. ISP said his badge was oval and had an eagle on top.

Police said the victim did not recall the suspect wearing a hat, belt or carrying a firearm.

Anyone with information about this case or suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-232-8477.

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