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Officials: woman stopped by armed police impersonator

Published On: Jul 21 2014 10:39:48 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 21 2014 01:03:30 PM EDT
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Officials in Carbon County are looking for a police impersonator.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, a woman reported that she was traveling on 248 westbound in Palmerton Borough on Friday afternoon, when she was stopped by a man who claimed to be a police officer.

He was driving a black Dodge Charger with a broken fog light, and a blue light on the dashboard.


The woman said the man was white with a medium build between 5' 5" and 5' 9". She said he was clean shaven and was wearing a black polo shirt with a silver police badge on it. The woman also said the man was armed with a silver revolver.

The woman said the man requested to see her license, registration and insurance. When she wouldn't hand it over, he reportedly took his gun out of its holster and said "do I have to use this?"

The woman fled the scene and reported the incident to State Police.

Anyone with information should call PSP Lehighton at 610-681-1850.