Woman recalls assault by cop impersonator

- For the first time, the woman pulled over by a fake cop last week in St. Pete is talking about the experience.

“Extremely scared. When you think of the police, you don’t think of that,” said the 25-year-old woman, who wants her identity hidden.  

The incident started as a seemingly normal traffic stop near 5th Avenue S. 

“All of a sudden it was a car behind me with blue lights flashing,” she said. 

Then a tall black male wearing what appeared to be a police uniform asked her for license and registration.  Little did she know, it would go from bad to worse. 

"He had me in handcuffs and he was patting me down. He stuck his hands under my skirt and I turned around and said, 'What the [expletive] are you doing?'  He pushed me back against the car and went to yelling, 'Do you want to go to jail? Do you want to go to jail?'” she recalled. 

She was able to help the real police come up with a composite of the man. And days later, she believes she saw his car once again and took cell phone video.

It appears to be a white Hyundai with tinted windows.  Police aren’t sure if it’s the same car but do want to speak to the driver. 

“It is like a psycho, really. That was like, 'Hey this is a way I can violate females and it’s going to be easy,'” she said.  

Anyone with information on the case should call the St. Pete Police Department. 

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