An investigation is ongoing into a police impersonator case after a fake traffic stop occurred on Interstate 40 and McLoud Road.

An investigation is ongoing into a police impersonator case after a fake traffic stop occurred on Interstate 40 and McLoud Road.

On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018, at approximately 6:52 p.m. hours an officer with the McLoud Police Department was dispatched to the area on Interstate 40 and McLoud Road regarding an individual impersonating a police officer.

According to the victim, a black 2005 – 2010 model Ford Mustang affixed with red and blue lights attempted to conduct a traffic stop on them while they were traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 near McLoud Road. The victim exited the interstate at McLoud Road and stopped his vehicle. Once stopped, the victim was approached by a male suspect who identified himself as a State Trooper. The suspect then requested the victims drivers license, registration and insurance. The victim provided his driver’s license to the suspect, however was reluctant to provide any other documentation because he believed the officer to be fake.

After acquiring the victim’s driver’s license, the suspect returned to his vehicle. At that time the victim called 911 to ensure the traffic stop was legitimate. The victim spoke with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol dispatch, who advised that there were no troopers in the area on traffic stops. The victim was then connected to Shawnee Dispatch, who sent McLoud Officers to the area.

The suspect again approached the vehicle and ordered the victim to exit the car. The victim requested a supervisor after learning that no officers were on traffic stops in the area. The suspect put his hand on his gun and ordered the victim to exit the car. The victim remained in the vehicle and maintained an open phone line with 911. The suspect returned to his vehicle and immediately fled the area. The victim remained at the scene until officers arrived.

The black Mustang reportedly had dark tinted windows, including the top half of the windshield. The lighting on the vehicle was described as red lights in the grill, red and blue lights in the visor and blue and white lights near the rear view mirror. The lighting did not appear to be consistent with other emergency vehicles. A partial tag number of “ZA652” was given to dispatch when the vehicle left the scene.

The suspect was described as approximately six foot tall, slender to medium build, Hispanic or Native, black hair, approximately 30 to 35 year old male. The suspect was wearing a gray polo shirt with no shoulder patches or any agency indentifying information, a black tactical vest, blue jeans, and a police duty belt affixed with a badge, handgun and handcuffs.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any additional information is asked to call Detective Smith at the McLoud Police Department.