AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Police Department has issued a warning to drivers after a woman was stopped by a man who is allegedly impersonating a police officer.
The woman told police that a black car with "dash lights" stopped her on south First Street late Monday night and said her taillight on the car was damaged.
When she got out of the car to check on the light, the man got back into the black car on its passenger side and the car fled the scene.
The suspect vehicle is described as:
- Black Crown Victoria 4-door
- Dark tinted windows
- Emergency lights on dashboard, no other emergency lights seen
The male suspect is described as:
- Hispanic male
- Young-looking, 20 years of age
- Skinny build
- Spiked black hair
- Last seen wearing black/gray pants and a light colored shirt with script writing on the front
- Carrying a flashlight
Drivers are reminded that if they question whether a real police officer is trying to stop them they should slow down and call 911 on their cell phones to verify the officers' identity.
If a driver does not have a cell phone, he or she should slow down and stop in a well-lit and populated area.
The case remains under investigation by the South Bureau Detectives. Anyone with information is asked to call 512-974-9774.
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