Detectives are attempting to determine if a Beaumont motorist was stopped by a man falsely claiming to be a police officer.
The alleged incident occurred Friday at about 11:30 pm on Eastex Freeway between E. Lucas and Dowlen. A female reported that a man driving a dark blue four-door car with red and blue overhead lights pulled her over. The female described the man as a blonde-haired white male, about 5’10”, weighing about 180 pounds. She said that he was wearing a dark blue uniform that displayed a badge and a name tag. After detaining the female for several minutes, the man then told the female that she could leave.
Due to the man’s behavior and statements, the female felt that he might not have been a police officer. This is the only call we have received reference this man and vehicle stopping motorists. If other motorists have experienced a similar incident with a man or vehicle matching this description, we ask them to phone our non-emergency line at (409) 832-1234.
Sgt. Rob Flores, Jr.