Search underway for police impersonator in Millersville

Posted at 3:06 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 23:40:13-05

MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Millersville Police officials warned the community of a man in the area impersonating an officer.

Police said a man in a light blue sedan with blue, flashing lights on the dash pulled over a female driver in the Williamson Road area last week. She reported the incident to police on Friday.

The woman, who didn't want to be identified, said she was driving in the Willow Creek subdivision with her two young daughters. She noticed a car behind her with a flashing blue light, so she pulled over. A man approached the car, asked her a few questions, and then walked back to his car.

"He never told me who he was. He never asked for my license or anything like that," recalled the woman. "When he walked up to my car I got a weird feeling. It was all odd."

She described the man as a "big guy" wearing a gray jacket, and a black toboggan. His car had no police markings visible. She said she often drives through the neighborhood, but had never seen the man before.

Millersville police said officers will almost always be in a marked vehicle and will always identify themselves. If an unfamiliar car comes up behind you, take steps to keep yourself safe.

"I would say put your flashers on, and drive to a well-lit area," said Sgt. Josh Barnes. "You can always call 911."

Sgt. Barnes said this incident was definitely out of the ordinary in the small city. He hoped the woman's encounter would serve as a warning to other drivers.

"We feel like she may have been targeted because there were three young females in the car," said Sgt. Barnes. "Everyone looked to be pretty young."

Police said anyone who comes into contact with the man should call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone with additional information about him was asked to call police at 615-859-2758.