Another Phony Cop Strikes

January 29, 2009

Another phony cop has struck again in Escambia County, this time violently assaulting a female victim.

This time, a woman in the area of Brent Lane and I-110 was assaulted by a man impersonating a law enforcement officer about midnight Tuesday.

The woman described the suspect as a white male, about six feet tall, with dark hair and blue eyes. The victim said he had a New England type accent. He was driving a white Crown Victoria with a spotlight and leather seats. The suspect was wearing some type of uniform with no name tag and a belt, according to reports.

“The description given by the victim closely matches that of the suspect from a week ago that stopped a teenager on Beulah Road,” according to Sgt. Ted Roy, spokesman for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department.

If you are stopped by someone not wearing an appropriate law enforcement uniform in an unmarked car, you should ask for a marked unit to be called to the scene, Roy said.

“Call 911,” he said, and request that a marked unit be dispatched to your location. You should also ask to see a commission card that is carried by all Escambia County deputies.

“When in doubt, request a commission card be shown to you,” Rou said. Every deputy carries a commission card with the agency name, deputy’s name and expiration date along with a photo.”

If you have further information about this phony cop, call the Sheriff’s Office at 436-9630 or Crime Stoppers at 433-7867.


3 Responses to “Another Phony Cop Strikes”

  1. Citizen of Escambia County on January 29th, 2009 11:43 am

    They need to release a sketch of this sick human…..someone WILL know who he is or at least if the jerk stops one of us women we will know what he looks like! The old saying of the “Stranger Beside Me” AKA Ted Bundy was married to a women who identified him after a sketch was released!!! SCARY

  2. a.nicole on January 29th, 2009 10:13 am

    I have typed a sheet of paper stating ” For my safety, I have called 911 to send a marked police car. Could you also, please show me your commission card. Thanks for understanding” I am putting this piece of paper in my car and will be holding it up to the window if I ever am in this situation. It is sad that this is necessary, but I think all women out there should do something along these lines. I don’t know the max punishment this guy can get, but I think it should be doubled.

  3. J.davis on January 29th, 2009 7:05 am

    This is the same information I posted for the last article
    “Suspect Impersonates Deputy; Pulls Over Teen Female”
    dated January 21, 2009 on North
    Let this be a lesson to all, protect yourself. If you are followed by a unmarked police car or a car that has flashing lights that is not marked for law enforcement and they are trying to get you to pull over call 911 on your cell phone and explain the situation to dispatch, ask for a marked patrol car to respond. at that point dispatch will confirm or deny if the person in the unmarked car is really law enforcement. Also if you are being pulled over and the area is dark or you are not comfortable stopping there (marked cruiser or unmarked) call 911 and let dispatch know and they will relay to the officer attempting to make the stop that you are not fleeing or evading law enforcement but really looking for a safe place to pull over. also keep your car doors locked and never roll the window down all the way. If you have power windows and the officer tells you to turn off the engine only leave enough room to pass and receive ID’s and documents through the window. remember to keep your doors locked, don’t be afraid to ask for ID weather it is a uniform officer or plain clothes, like Sgt Roy said all deputies in Escambia county carry a commission card. anyone needing more information about personal safety and traffic stops should contact the Escambia County Sheriffs office. The good folks there will be more than happy to assist you.
    It is a sad, sad day when we need to establish procedures to protect ourselves from people pretending to be law enforcement. I hope the E.C.S.O. catches this guy soon. Be safe, Be informed.