Fake cop pulls over woman in Anderson County

Authorities in Anderson County are looking for a man who may be impersonating a police officer.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, a woman driving on Laurel Road near Clinton Monday night was pulled over by a car with a flashing red light on the dash. The man asked her for her driver's license and to search her car. When she received a call on her cell phone, he told her she was "free to go" and left.

The woman drove away and called the sheriff's department.

The man was white, in his mid-30's to mid-40's, 5'10" to 5'11", about 200 pounds with a stomach that hung slightly over his belt. He was balding with ear length brown hair, combed to one side, and a graying mustache. He was wearing a white button-up shirt with dark dress pants and had a gold or brass colored badge on his left side and a revolver in a dark colored soft holster on his right side. The woman said the impersonator spoke in a deep "country" voice. He was driving a dark colored late '90s Chevrolet Lumina.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Jeff Davis of the Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Unit at 865-457-6255, extension 1141, or our Communications Center at 865-457-2414.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Department says if you are unsure if you are being pulled over by an actual law enforcement officer, you should turn on your hazard flashers, call 911, and slowly drive to a well-lit area such as a business or store before stopping.


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