Police impersonator in Anna

By: Nicole Holt Email
By: Nicole Holt Email

ANNA, Tex. – Officials in Anna want to warn you about a police impersonator who's already pulled over at least one woman on Highway 75. Nicole Holt has more on what you need to know to keep from being a victim.

We trust law enforcement everyday, but what happens when that trust is broken by an impersonator?

You hear the horror stories all the time of a police impersonator pulling over a woman and committing violent crimes against her.

The same scenario happened in Anna, but this outcome has a far better ending.

On Saturday night, a Sherman woman whose name has not been released to protect her security was pulled over on Highway 75 near Mantua Road by a white, "police-type vehicle."

The impersonator is described as a white male, in his early 30's medium build, and was clean shaven.

He was wearing a navy or black uniform with only a small star badge above the left pocket. The woman claims he handcuffed her, then searched her purse without her consent, and then released her without further incident.

Again, the woman was not hurt, but the Anna Police Department warns residents if you are ever pulled over by an "unmarked" vehicle call 9-1-1 and speak with a dispatcher. Tell them your location and that an unmarked car is trying to stop you.

If you don't have a cell phone, turn on your hazard lights and continue at normal speed until you reach a well lit area.

Officers will understand your actions and deal with the situation appropriately.


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  • by brandy Location: texas on Jul 20, 2007 at 01:53 PM
    If you smell bacon, or if you smell grease, then you smell Texas State Police! You better pull over, I don't care what they say about dialing 911, if you don't pull over and it is a cop, they can get you for evading arrest which is a serious crime, and our twisted cops will definately charge you!
  • by Uncle on Jul 20, 2007 at 01:15 PM
    Yeah, I ain't lettin' anyone in an unmarked car give me any more cavity searches.
  • by Heather Location: Sherman on Jul 20, 2007 at 12:23 PM
    i, too, frequently travel through this area and have seen unmarked cars. Now, I'm scared. In fact, I see unmarked cars frequently! Anna PD may have to give up the unmarkeds they use for their speed traps and slap some paint on to make us all safer.
  • by Single Mom Location: Anna on Jul 20, 2007 at 11:08 AM
    I don't understand why we allow unmarked police cars. You hear of police impersonators all the time now so why help them out by allowing unmarked cars. Any police officer patrolling the streets should be in a marked car. I, as a single mom, am not at all comfortable stopping for a unmarked car(and I have been stopped by one). Also I must say if the Anna Police Department is asking you to call 911 if you are being stopped by an unmarked car then why is it that the only police officer I ever see on the streets in Anna is in the unmarked car. Van Alstyne is always been bad about using unmarked cars.
  • by Anon Location: Sherman on Jul 20, 2007 at 07:40 AM
    "YES", I agree with DAD,, the police in Van Alstyne need to stop ruining the medians so , that they can just stop people when they want to just for speeding or other reasons. the medians are turning into a pig sty. From all the tracks they are leaving.I believe the law says "if i get caught crossing the median i'll get a ticket". What gives them the right to do this ,just to make a buck or two? Now, that we have an impersonator out there. This could put the unmarked police cars in danger. If, i'm feeling threatened by them, i would not hesitate to pull my gun that i 'm legally to carry. So, why would i want to pull over for them? If, i can't tell if they are real or not.
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Jul 20, 2007 at 06:50 AM
    If he doesn't have any donut stains on his uniform he's probably a fake.
  • by DAD Location: VAN ALSTYNE on Jul 20, 2007 at 03:38 AM
    I THINK VAN ALSTYNE PD NEEDS TO TAKE THE UNMARKED CAR OFF THE ROAD AND REPLACE IT WITH A MARKED DODGE CHARGER.
  • by WR Location: Sherwood Shores on Jul 19, 2007 at 08:14 PM
    Saw unmarked white police cruiser in two locations in Sherwood Shores today. Check it Sheriff's Dept. I won't call them because they may not know, or want to know.
  • by JC Location: Denison on Jul 19, 2007 at 01:50 PM
    Police have ID cards and badges. You can also call 911 and verify that you are being stopped by a legit officer. VA has a beige unmarked car patrolling 75 almost everyday that sounds like the car Atlanta saw. I make the trip to Plano everyday and see him working almost that frequently.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 19, 2007 at 01:46 PM
    "...the Anna Police Department warns residents if you are ever pulled over by an "unmarked" vehicle, call 9-1-1 and speak with a dispatcher. Tell them your location and that an unmarked car is trying to stop you. If you don't have a cell phone, turn on your hazard lights and continue at normal speed until you reach a well lit area. Officers will understand your actions and deal with the situation appropriately."
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