Beware! Fake Cop Working the Lake Charles Area
If you’re out and about on the streets and a man driving a large black truck attempts to pull you over, don’t stop. Call 911 and report what’s happening. The best bet is to drive to a police station or other well-lit area where there are other people are around. The guy is a phony. Luckily, so far he hasn’t hurt anyone.
Police are searching for the man as we speak, but it’s a little hard to find the jerk when all the cops have to go on is that it’s a male driving a large black truck. Until he’s off the streets, just exercise some caution. Sheriff Tony Mancuso told KPLC
“You do not have to stop for a vehicle unless it’s a marked police vehicle. Call 911 immediately, and ask them or tell them what situation you’re in and let them know that you are going to drive at a safe speed, and where you are going: either to a substation, to a police department, just to a well-lit area.”
The best advice is to call 911 immediately. The 911 operator will be able to verify or deny that it is authentic. In either case, just maintain a safe speed and, if it turns out to be fake, the police will be en route. Don’t worry about being charged with flight from an officer. Sheriff Mancuso says, “We can’t charge you with flight from an officer if you choose not to stop because you are scared and don’t believe it’s a police officer.”
All the blue lights and uniforms don’t make a difference if the car is unmarked. Play it safe until this guy is off the streets. If you should encounter this guy, don’t stop, stay in your vehicle and call 911 right away. If you have the presence of mind to get a license number, that would be helpful.