Fake cop stops drivers on Glenn Highway

 Courtesy Anchorage Police Department
Courtesy Anchorage Police Department (KTUU)
Published: May. 21, 2016 at 2:35 PM AKDT
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Anchorage Police are warning drivers to be on the lookout for a man impersonating a police officer, who tried to pull over motorists on the Glenn Highway, police wrote in a press release.

Police say that at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a driver on the Glenn Highway said he pulled over for an unmarked white Ford SUV. The SUV flashed red and blue interior dash lights.

When the motorist stopped, police wrote that the driver, “sped past him, laughed, and flipped him the middle finger.”

The man called 911, and told police that he watched as the SUV did the same thing three other times with other drivers.

A computer check of the license plate on the vehicle revealed no matches to an owner, police wrote.

The driver is described as a white man in his thirties with short hair. Police are asking anyone with information to call APD at 786-8900.

If an unmarked APD officer does conduct a traffic stop, police say, the officer may not be in uniform but will always have identification. Drivers can call APD dispatch at 786-8900 to make sure any traffic stop is legitimate, or in an emergency, can always call 911.