Fake cop accuses victim of DWI

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A fake cop pulled over and accused a victim of driving while impaired on the early morning of the Fourth of July in Glen Burnie, said the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

According to police, the victim was stopped by a police-style white Ford Crown Victoria displaying a flashing red and blue dome light on the roof.

The driver of the Ford Crown Victoria turned off all the vehicle lights including the dome light and exited the car. Once he reached the victim, he identified himself as Anne Arundel County Police and said he pulled the victim over for suspected DWI.

Police said the suspect asked for the victim's driver's license and went back to his vehicle.

The vehicle had grey wheel covers, police package spotlight, a magnetic 'bubble' light on the roof with a power cord going into the vehicle. The driver's door had a decal 'Police' approximately the length of the door. The script was black in color, outlined in yellow.

Officials said the suspect came from back from his vehicle and had the victim blow into a device that registered ".000" and had the victim walk in a straight line.

Authorities said the victim stated the suspect's demeanor was intimidating and threatening during the course of the stop.

When the victim attempted to use a cell phone, the suspect stated she was free to go, returned to his car and sped off onto northbound Route 97.

Officials are describing the suspect as a white male, 6 feet tall with a medium build, brown hair, and mustache. He was wearing a navy blue uniform shirt and pants, silver Anne Arundel badge with "Williams" inscribed on it and a generic "police" patch on shoulder.

The suspect was not wearing any sort of duty belt, firearm, or radio, however, he was holding handcuffs in his hand. Additionally, the Crown Victoria's headlights were described as dull and "yellowish." Detectives determined the vehicle's body style was a year 2000 and above, said police.

Detectives are working with surrounding jurisdictions to identify similar incidents. Anyone with information should call the Criminal Investigation Division Tips Line at 410-222-4700. Callers can remain anonymous.

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