Search on For Man Impersonating Police Officer

A man, who is not a cop, pulled a motorist over on May 11 in Glendora and later confronted the victim's sister at her home

By Jason Kandel
|  Thursday, May 24, 2012  |  Updated 12:26 PM PDT
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This is a sketch of a man believed to have impersonated a Glendora police officer and pulled a motorist over on May 11, 2012.

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Glendora police are searching for a man who impersonated an officer in Glendora, pulled a motorist over and drove that motorist to his sister's home.

The man, wearing an official-looking police uniform, carrying a pistol and a realistic-looking badge pulled a motorist over on May 11 at 11 p.m. on the Sunflower Avenue offramp of the Foothill Freeway.

The man flashed his high beams, activated a white strobe light and “bumped” the victim’s vehicle from behind, causing the victim to pull over, police said.

The suspect, who was wearing a dark blue long sleeve uniform shirt and military-style pants with the bottoms tucked into his black combat style boots, “flashed” an oval shaped, shield-type badge, and asked the victim for his license.

The suspect “detained” the driver, who had been drinking, before driving the motorist to the motorist’s sister’s house.

The suspect made contact with the sister and her husband, verbally identifying himself as a police officer. He told them he was cutting the victim a break and told them “you don’t know me” and “this never happened.”

The victim was released and the suspect left the location.

In an unusual twist, five days later, the suspect returned to the sister’s house to “check on how things were going,” entered the home and touched her arm and leg, police said.

The man left when the woman told him that her husband would be home soon.

The man was described as in his 40s, 6 foot 1, 250 pounds, with blue eyes and gray spiked hair.

The badge he “flashed” was described as a shield type badge with a leather backing with blue lettering across the top and a black stripe going horizontally across. He had a black semi-automatic pistol in a flat black holster on his right hip.

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