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Man Pretending To Be Cop Pulled Over And Sexually Assaulted Woman, Fort Worth Police Say


WFAA Author: Lauren Zakalik Published: 4:09 PM CST February 25, 2019 Updated: 6:47 AM CST February 26, 2019 Police are hoping someone might have information about the Feb. 18 incident. FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth police say someone is taking advantage of the public’s trust in police in a very violent way. “It’s something we take seriously,” said Sgt. Chris Britt, police spokesman. Last Monday around 8:15 p.m., police say a woman was driving a maroon Dodge Ram pickup truck north on Loop 820, approaching Team Ranch Road, when she was pulled over by a four-door Black Dodge Charger. “That vehicle had some sort of white light spotlight on it, as well as a red style bubble light,” Britt said. The driver then approached the woman, police said. “Asked her to exit the vehicle, she did, complying with what she thought was a police,” Britt said. Once the victim got out of her car, police say the man told her to walk to the passenger side of his vehicle. That’s where police say the man sexually assaulted the woman. “I can’t get into specifics, I can just tell you a sexual assault occurred,” Britt said. “There were threats directed towards her and indications of a weapon.” Last week, WFAA reported on two men who police say also impersonated cops. They robbed a man of thousands of dollars off I-30 and Brentwood Stair after initiating a bogus traffic stop. Sgt. Britt said the two cases, which happened just days apart, are not connected, but are all concerning. “The public has trust in our police, the trust we’ve built up,” he said. The suspect, Britt said, violated that trust. Police described the suspect as is 6 feet tall, with a stocky build. He wore white high top Converse sneakers and had a southern accent.
The suspect’s vehicle was described as a “black four-door Dodge Charger with tinted windows, tinted ‘black out style’ rear tail light covers, black rims on its wheels, and a Texas license plate attached to its rear. The Charger has a ‘police style’ white spotlight connected to the front driver’s side,” police said in a press release. Police want residents to especially keep an eye out for the suspect vehicle’s red bubble light, which is not something Fort Worth police use. “That’s going to be the one feature that really stands out in this,” Britt said. Police said if you’re concerned the person who’s pulling you over isn’t legitimate, slow your car down, put on your hazards and call 911. If the officer is real, they’ll know you’re not trying to run, police said, and 911 can tell you if someone is truly pulling you over. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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