Pueblo Police Looking for Cop Impersonator

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Published Monday, September 4, 2017
by Chris Sorensen

Police in Pueblo are searching for a man they say was impersonating a law enforcement officer and stopped at least one person last week.

According to a statement released Monday, a 34-year-old woman contacted law enforcement officials stating that she had been pulled over by a black car with red and blue lights, but no siren. The incident took place last Thursday in the 2000 block of Mesa Avenue near the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

A man from the vehicle - whom the woman believed was a police officer - asked for her registration and insurance. He then ordered her out of her car and, and one point, shoved her head onto the hood of her own vehicle before ordering her to get back in her vehicle and leave the area.

The suspect is described as 5' 10" with blonde hair. He was wearing dark clothing with a badge, but did not have a name plate or any identifying patches on his clothes.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-7867 or visit pueblocrimestoppers.com. A cash reward may be paid for information that leads to a felony arrest. Those reporting crime tips can also choose to remain anonymous.