CHICAGO (CBS) — Chesterton, Indiana, police are warning of a man impersonating an officer after a driver was pulled over by the imposter near Dogwood Park Thursday.
Police say around 7 p.m. a woman was pulled over by the man presenting himself as a police officer. Officers determined that no police agencies in the county had any reports of an officer making a stop in that area at the time of the incident.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Record Warmth Possible Next 2 Days
The driver said a dark SUV pulled behind her with a red and blue flashing light on the front of the vehicle and a man got out wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a gray gaiter style face mask covering the lower half of his face. The woman said the man approached her window, never identified himself as a police officer, but did say he was giving a warning for an equipment violation.READ MORE: Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must Change
The woman said the man then got back into his vehicle and left the area.MORE NEWS: The United Center COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site: An Inside Look
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Chesterton Police Department at (219)926-1136.