Man posing as officer robs motorist

Man posing as officer robs motorist

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    Man posing as officer robs motorist
    Man posing as officer robs motorist

    Associated Press - October 29, 2008 3:45 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City police are investigating a report that a man posing as a police officer stopped a motorist and robbed him.

    Sgt. Paco Balderrama says the victim told officers a dark purple sport utility vehicle with flashing red and blue lights stopped him about 2 a.m. Saturday in southwest Oklahoma City.

    The man says a black man with a flashlight and badge ordered him out of his car and searched his pockets - taking his wallet then giving it back and letting him go.

    The man says when he got back into his car he noticed $550 missing from the wallet.

    The victim's name hasn't been released
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    This story stinks.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    The use of emergency lighting in Texas has become so wide spread on some many different vehicles that you can't tell the cops from a road crew anymore.
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    Out at 2 a.m. with $550 cash in your pocket? Are gun shops open that late in Oklahoma City?

    I don't remember the last time I carried that much cash unless I was on my way to a gun shop.

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    You know I see a lot of what appears to be gangster types (subjective but my opinion) driving retired LE interceptors. They don't remove the extremely dark tint and to the casual observer it still looks like the po po. Coupled with some lights and quick flash of almost any kind of badge and that could put someone in a vulnerable spot. As I type this I am reminded of some of the opinions to tell a LEO you are armed even when not required and I too generally am of that same belief; no harm no foul, right? But as I consider this scenario to tell an apparent LEO you have a weapon and ask how do I proceed, could very easily give the BG a weapon. It's crazy times and except for a few I believe most have respect for LE, if not the individual, the position as we should. But just like everything else these days, a healthy dose of (but respectful) skepticism may save your life or someone else.
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    That's a good reason why it should be illegal to use unmarked cars for traffic stops,or cops out of uniform,anybody can buy a t-shirt with ATF DEA Sheriff FBI etc. and legally wear it ,they can also buy fake badges online.It's harder to drive around with a light bar and decals on your car without being noticed by a real cop
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    Here in MO. there are LEO's that have cars that do not look like the traditional LEO vehicles but have lights behind the grill in front and also have license plates that look just like a normal civilian POV - nothing to identify the car as being police. I really don't like the idea of LEO vehicles having the same license plates as civilians - that could lead to the folks thinking someone is impersonating an officer and not stop. Then you're in big trouble for not stopping - would just like to see a vehicle with law enforcement plates on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    This story stinks.
    Agreed. It didn't say, but I wonder did the victim have a "B" scratched on his face too.

    FWIW, you do have to be careful, especially if you're a woman.
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    Keeping driving and call 911...
    Explain your position and location...
    They will be able to advise you of the authenticity.
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    did the guy lose the $550 (if that's accurate) and now must explain it to his wife/SO/dealer? Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
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