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Police impersonator allegedly pulls over Aurora woman and attacks her

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Few of the police impersonators we've written about over the years have been as frightening and violent as the one described by the Aurora Police Department.

Example? The man in question allegedly yanked the woman by the hair while trying to take control of her car. And he would have succeeded if she hadn't fought back in a notable and painful (for him) way.

Here's what happened.

Around 10 p.m. on March 31, investigators say a woman noticed a black sedan with a flashing red "dome" style light on her tail as she headed eastbound on East Alameda near Havana.

In response, she pulled into an apartment complex parking lot near Alameda and Jamaica, an area captured in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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As soon as the man approached her vehicle, the woman had doubts about whether he was legit. For one thing, he was wearing a dark-colored uniform shirt unmarked by anything that identifying him as a cop. So, when the man told her she was speeding, she asked for his badge number.

Rather than giving her this information, the man is said to have grabbed her by the hair as he tried to pluck her keys from the ignition.

She didn't accept this abuse passively. Instead, she slugged the guy in the face, making enough of an impact that he fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a slim, five-foot, ten-inch African-American male with a two-inch vertical scar on his left cheek, short hair up top and none on his face, and a deep voice. In addition to the aforementioned uniform shirt, he sported colored pants with a belt and fingerless gloves.

His vehicle, meanwhile, was possibly a Ford Crown Victoria -- a black-colored sedan with windows tinted dark.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to phone Agent Brim with the District 1 Crimes Against Persons Unit at 303-739-1843 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), which is offering a reward of up to $2,000 in the case. In the meantime, the APD advises anyone who feels that the person pulling them over may not be an actual officer is advised to try parking in a heavily populated location -- and phoning 911 is always an option.

After all, not every police impersonator can be scared off by a punch to the face.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa October 2009: "Have you been pulled over by the worst police impersonator ever?"



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8 comments
eldoradocreekskipper
eldoradocreekskipper

The continued use of Soviet communist and fascist style secret police on the highways and roads, in the face of a now quite apparent and longstanding threat to the safety of the public, elucidates the contempt with which our legislators, law enforcement officers, media, and the legal profession hold ordinary citizens.  Your liberty and your lives are obviously of no account to these vermin.


Put another way, legislators and others know that the use of secret unmarked police cars present a grave threat to your lives and they continue to allow this non-traditional practice.


Any public good obtained by using secret police on our roadways is exceeded by its threat to our safety and liberty. Legislators, police, media supporters, lawyers, and all others who support this enabling action for tyrants and criminals should be ashamed of themselves. 


End the use of secret police in unmarked cars on our highways and roads! End the Sovietization of America! It is neither conservative nor liberal to support this atrocity.


I am deeply ashamed of those of you who support this and I am appalled that you are able to claim to be Americans. Shame on you!  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Another reason to NEVER trust someone who claims to be a cop.


Shoot first, ask questions later.


Better to be judged by 12 than buried by 6.

CommonCore
CommonCore

Gee, don't we have enough to deal with the REAL cops assaulting us?

Bryan Clark
Bryan Clark

so what is the solution here, dial 911 if you get pulled over to confirm it is a real cop?

eldoradocreekskipper
eldoradocreekskipper

No. The legislature needs to make it illegal for secret unmarked police cars to operate on our roadways for traffic matters as was previously the case. Then nobody will make this mistake. For most of my life this practice was not allowed and we all functioned just fine without Soviet secret KGB police on our roadways. We were obviously safer!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... continue to drive at the speed limit to the nearest police station, fire station or well lit and video surveiled parking lot with lots of witnesses like Walmart or 7.11



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