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Police: Imposter Pulled Over Teen Driver, Asked To Get In Her Vehicle


The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is asking the public help them track down a man accused of impersonating a police officer and trying to lure a teen driver into a wooded area.

A 16-year-old girl reached out to police around 10 p.m. Sunday, May 31 and told them she was stopped by man allegedly impersonating an officer.

The girl said she was driving her vehicle on Old Milton Parkway and when she turned right onto Kimball Bridge Road, a tan colored sedan pulled behind her and allegedly ”activated red and blue emergency lights common to police vehicles,” the agency said in its press release.

The driver pulled over and said a man -- which she described as a white male with a bald head and a thin, dark colored beard -- walked up to the vehicle. Police say the driver allegedly told the teen, “you were speeding,” and asked if he could get into her car.

The girl told the man, “no,” and Alpharetta police say that’s when the man allegedly ”asked her to pull her vehicle over into the trees.”

The girl held her ground, and once again told the man, “no.” Alpharetta police said the girl observed the man was not wearing a badge and asked if he was a ”real cop.” The man allegedly replied with, “whatever,” walked back to his vehicle and drove away.

Police describe the man as about 5’10’’ and weighs around 165 pounds. The teen told police he was wearing a dark colored short sleeve shirt and dark pants at the time of the incident.

Alpharetta authorities are asking anyone with information regarding the possible suspect or vehicle to call our tip line at 678-297-6307. You can also submit tips on the department’s website under the Public Safety banner on the left side of the page. All tipster information will be kept confidential.

“In the rare incidence a motorists feels uneasy about stopping for a police officer attempting a traffic stop, they should call 911 and advise the dispatcher they are driving to a lighted area,” the agency said. “The dispatcher will let the officer know your intentions.”

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