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VCSO: Scooter Suspect Sought for Impersonating a Police Officer

VCSO: Scooter Suspect Sought for Impersonating a Police Officer

Bill Stephens

June 1st, 2016

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During the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 31, 2016 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to Westbrook Trailer Park in reference to an individual impersonating a police officer.

Authorities say the victim reported that a white male suspect with blonde hair, wearing a black shirt and pants approached them on an orange VIP motorized scooter. The suspect stopped the victim and asked him to produce identification, but police say the suspect allegedly pointed some kind of red and blue flashing light in the victim’s face. The victim refused to identifiy himself and the suspect fled the area.

While the Sheriff’s Office routinely patrols Westbrook Trailer Park in both marked vehicles and on marked bicycles, they say deputies do not utilize mopeds or scooters. Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer is a Level 6 Felony and is punishable by up to two and one half (2-1/2) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

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