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Police probe cop impersonator abduction in Lackawanna County

Published On: Jan 19 2014 01:49:46 PM EST
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Police are investigating a woman's report that she was abducted by a man who pretended to be a police officer in Lackawanna County.

South Abington Township police say the 40-year-old woman escaped early Saturday by jumping out of the window of the fake cop's vehicle.

Police say the incident happened about 2:30 a.m. when the man flashed his headlights at the woman's car, prompting her to pull over. The man told the woman she was under arrest, and forced her into the back seat of his car.


Police say the woman jumped out of the moving car and was found by a PennDOT worker who drove her to the township police station.

Police say the woman was unable to describe her attacker, but say he was driving a newer red sedan.