Man Impersonating Police Officer Attempts to Pull Over Woman in Belmont County
BELMONT COUNTY -
Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas is warning residents to be on the lookout for a man impersonating a police officer who pulled over a woman in the Captina area of Powhatan Point.
Lucas said that the woman was pulled over by a vehicle with a flashing red light on Monday around 11 p.m., and when the man got out of the vehicle, the woman saw that he was wearing a black ski mask. The woman immediately pulled away and the suspect followed her for a short time, after which he disappeared. The woman did note the vehicle was a white, extended cab truck.
Lucas wants residents to be aware that they should only pull over for marked vehicles and uniformed officers.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the WTRF Lauttamus Security Crime Fighters tip line at 1-800-223-0312.