Glendora Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man whom authorities said was impersonating a police officer.
The first incident was reported Friday, May 11, when the suspect allegedly pulled over a male victim on the Sunflower off ramp of the Westbound Interstate 210 freeway at 11 p.m. The suspect was driving a newer-model cream-colored Ford Edge with tinted windows, chrome rims and paper plates, according to a Glendora PD press release. During the incident, the suspect flashed his vehicle's high beams, activated a white strobe light and lightly bumped the victim's vehicle.
The suspect proceeded to show an oval-shaped shield-type badge and asked for the victim's driver's license. According to the press release, the victim had been drinking and the suspect said he decided to give the driver "a break," drove the victim to his sister's home in Glendora where he made contact with the sister and her husband.
The suspect explained the situation and ended the conversation with "you don't know me" and "this never happened." The suspect then left the location.
Five days later, at 2 p.m. on May 16, the suspect reportedly returned to the sister's address in the same vehicle and asked about the victim and his condition. The sister turned back to tend to her children and then observed the suspect enter the home through the front door and, according to the sister, appeared as if he attempted to get her to the back of the house.
The suspect reportedly touched the sister's arm and leg, making her feel uncomfortable. According to police, the suspect asked what the husband did for a living, at which point the sister said her spouse would be arriving soon. The suspect immediately left the location.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 250 pounds. he has blue eyes and gray spiked hair and has no facial hair. The badge had a leather backing with blue lettering and a black horizontal stripe, both across the top. The suspect also carried a black semi-automatic pistol in a flat, black holster on his right hip.
In addition to the badge, the suspect wore a dark blue, long-sleeved uniform shirt and BDU-style pants with the cuffs tucked into combat-style boots.
Authorities advise that all police emergency vehicles are equipped with red and blue lights to the front. If you are unsure if the vehicle attempting to pull you over is an actual police officer, safely pull over when you reach a well-lit public area and call the police. Officers should have both a police badge and identification card. Ask to see the identification and a business card.
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