Man Posing as Police Officer in Madill

6-22-06 – Police in Madill say a man is posing as a police officer and stopping by the homes of elderly, widowed women.

The man is described as being in his 40s, dressed in slacks and a shirt. He’s about 5’7” or 5’8” with an early beard and reddish, blonde hair. He was last seen driving a small, white pick-up truck.

This week, he stopped by two houses in Madill, telling widowed women he’s a new police officer and he’s looking for a place to live. He’s even gone so far as to tell the women that he recently worked a drug bust in Marshall county, but it turns out that Madill has made no drug busts recently and has not hired a new officer.

Right now, police aren’t sure whether this man is a local, or if he’s just passing through. They are also unsure of his motive. However, police are urging residents to be cautions.

Police remind citizens that they will only come to your home in proper uniform and they will always carry a badge.

Impersonating an officer is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail, a $2000 fine or both.