Largo police searching for suspected cop impersonator

- Largo police are hoping to find a cop impersonator, who equipped his vehicle with flashing blue and red lights to pull a resident over, they said.

According to the Largo Police Department, around 4 a.m. Wednesday, the unknown man was driving a newer model silver Lincoln sedan with dark-tinted windows, with the blue and red lights activated on its dashboard. 

The suspect conducted a traffic stop on the victim’s vehicle at Clearwater-Largo Road and New Jersey Street, police said. He was wearing a navy-colored windbreaker and the black baseball cap with the word, “Police,” written on it. 

He requested to see the driver’s license, but the driver and passengers became suspicious of whether he was an officer, police said. The suspect then drove away. He did not display a firearm or police radio, but carried a large flashlight, according to the agency.

The suspect was described as a light-skinned male with a tan complexion, about 6 feet tall, thin build, between the ages of 35 and 40, with a long narrow face and sunken cheeks, short dark hair and bushy eyebrows. His vehicle had an orange-colored license plate, possibly a Florida transporter tag, with the letters, “REP” and numbers “44” as the last two digits.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Largo Police Department at 727-587-6730.

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