Man Impersonating Cop Pulls A Teen Over

By Kattey Ortiz |

Published 05/28 2015 11:08PM

Updated 05/28 2015 11:22PM

ALLEMAN - Polk County officials are looking for a suspect who is believed to have made a traffic stop while impersonating as a police officer.
The 17-year-old victim, who wished to be identified by only her first name Morgan, was driving to work on 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"What I thought was a police car turned it's sirens on right as I turned," she said.

A man in a white car with a black push bumper and flashing emergency lights stopped her in the 14200 block of NE 22 Street in Alleman.

The suspect walked up to Morgan’s window and told her she was pulled over for speeding, and he even asked her to get out of her car so he could search her vehicle.

"I asked why, and he said it was a routine inspection,” she said. “He realized I just wasn't going to get out of the car. And then he told me he had to take me in because I was being disrespectful. I said that wasn't illegal and I was being very respectful."

That's when she told him she was going to call 911 and ask for backup.

"He looked a little shocked, like he didn't think I’d say something like that," Morgan said.

The suspect took off. He’s described as a tall, skinny white male in his late 40s or early 50s, with brown eyes and partially balding gray hair. He was wearing a black button-down shirt with black slacks.

Morgan says he was dressed in a black button down shirt with black pants -- and a badge that said "police" on it.

He's described as a tall, skinny white male in his late 40s - with brown eyes, and partially balding gray hair.

Morgan called authorities on Wednesday after discussing the ideal with her mom.

Impersonating a police officer in Iowa is an aggravated misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in prison.

If anyone has information related to the case, you’re asked to call the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.

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