Woman Reports Police Impersonator In Monterey Park

By EGP News Report

A woman driving in the early morning hours last month on Graves and Alhambra Avenues in Monterey Park was stopped by a man pretending to be a police officer, say authorities.

Monterey Park police officials say the impersonator was a clean-shaven male adult in his 30s who spoke with a “heavy Spanish accent.” He had curly hair, a dark/olive complexion, a thin-medium build. He wore a brown t-shirt and drove a car with red and blue lights on the grill and upper windshield.

The man pulled the woman over and started asking her unusual questions before telling her to move to the passenger seat of her car. When the woman asked for police identification, he declined and told her to go home. Monterey Park police say all officers carry police identification and show it upon request. At night, those who are stopped by police can drive to a well-lit, populated area, just as long as they do not try to evade or flee.

Only one such impersonation incident has been reported, but if anyone else comes across a similar experience, they are encouraged to call Detective Alvarez at (626)307-1226.

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September 4, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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