Cop impersonator sought after two fake traffic stops near Kamloops 0
Mounties are looking for a man they believe impersonated a police officer twice to stop cars along Highway 1 outside of Kamloops, with no apparent motive.
The first road stop happened on Aug. 28 at 4:40 a.m. near Pritchard, B.C. A driver was pulled to the side of the road by a dark sedan with a red-and-blue strobe light on the dash.
The fake officer — described as being in his mid-20s with a nose ring — allegedly asked for a driver’s licence and began swearing at the victim as the driver searched for it.
The driver decided to call police when the police impersonator returned to his vehicle.
The licence was handed back without incident. Three hours later, in the same area, another man was pulled over and told his vehicle matched a description from a “situation.”
That man, who handed over his insurance and driver’s licence, described the fake officer’s car as a Dodge Dart.
RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said if caught, the suspect could face charges of impersonating a peace officer.
“Under the Motor Vehicle Act, you’re only allowed to display a certain colour of lights on portions of a vehicle. To the front: white and yellow amber. Red and white to the rear,” he said.
Moskaluk added if the public has any doubt officers are who they say they are, they can request to see identification and a badge, and are advised to call 911 if unsure.