GREENACRES, Fla. - A Greenacres man says he was pulled over and burglarized by a fake police officer on his way home from work on May 19th.
"I never thought he was a fake cop until I opened my wallet again and noticed everything was missing," the victim, who did not want to be identified, told WPTV.
Police say the suspect was in a black SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer, with a single flashing blue light located inside the windshield.
They say the suspect is a white male wearing a camouflage shirt, camouflage pants and a black utility belt.
"With the flashlight, he looked at my license and he said I have to run your license. I said okay officer, that is no problem," the victim said.
The victim says the suspect took his entire wallet back to his car, returning a minute later and saying everything checked out fine. Seconds later, the victim says he realized his wallet was empty.
"I opened my wallet and found he took my driver's license, my credit cards, and my social security card," the victim said.
Police say this is the first time in recent memory that this has happened in Greeancres. They say if you're ever suspicious about whether someone is a police officer, call 911 and go to a well lit area.
"Call 911 and tell them that you are being pulled over and they will let you know if it is one of their units. If you're suspicious, go to a shopping center, police station, or well lit area," Greenacres Police Lt. Brady Myers said.
If you have any information about the police impersonator, call police at 561-642-2160 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.