St. Pete police release composite sketch of cop impersonator

- An unknown man, who claimed to be a police officer, is now being called a suspect, according to St. Petersburg police.

On Thursday, police said the alleged cop impersonator pulled over a woman around 10:30 p.m. in an area north of 5th Avenue South and west of 34th Street. The victim told police, according to a media release, the suspect was driving a white sedan, similar to an unmarked cruiser. He asked to see the driver’s license and later drove off. 

The suspect was described as a muscular man, with dark skin and was more than 6 feet tall. 

The St. Petersburg Police Department released a composite sketch in hopes of identifying the man. Anyone with information is asked to contact the agency at 727-893-7780, or text SPPD plus your tip to TIP411.

Police advised if any person feels unsure of the identity of a police officer, they can call 911, provide their location, and the operator can verify if it is a legitimate traffic stop. 

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