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Woman pulled over by imposter police officer

A man posing as a police officer is believed to have pulled a woman over on Highway 2 Thursday night. The vehicle with flashing red and blue lights and a siren was seen near Webster Road around 11:30 p.m.

When the fake mountie came up to the victim’s vehicle, he was not wearing a uniform and didn’t give her a badge or his name. He told her to get out of her vehicle as it was cold, but the woman drove off.

The man is described as Caucasian and tall with medium length hair. He was unshaven and unkempt, wearing a heavy-duty work coat with black pants. It’s believed he was driving an SUV.

Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating the incident and are asking drivers to watch out and report anything similar or suspicious to the Grande Prairie detachment. If anyone says they are a police officer, either in uniform or in plain clothes, and asks for anything unusual, residents should ask to see ID or proof that they are an officer.

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Other advice is to ask the police officer to have a marked police vehicle respond and if they don’t do so, tell them you are going to call 9-1-1 to confirm their identity.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment or Crime Stoppers.

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