SHERIDAN, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Sheridan are searching for man they believe is impersonating a police officer.

A real Sheridan Police Department cruiser (credit: CBS)

A real Sheridan Police Department cruiser (credit: CBS)

According to police, a woman driving at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday pulled over near the 3600 block of South Santa Fe Drive for a black unmarked vehicle that had activated a type of emergency lights mounted on the dashboard.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“The driver of the black car approached her and asked her for her driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. He took those items and went back to his vehicle for a few moments,” police said in a statement. “He then came back to her car and asked her to step out of the car. She refused, rolled up her window and drove off.”

The woman left after the man returned her paperwork. She told police the man didn’t make an attempt to stop her.

“The fact that he asked her to get out of the car does concern us because there’s going to be some sort of escalation in the contact,” Chief Mark Campbell told CBS4. “We don’t know if it would be more of a dialogue; we don’t know if he was going to try to get her to come back to his car.”

The suspect is described as a white man, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4 with short blond hair and a thin beard. He was wearing a dark blue uniform with short sleeves and a “police type duty belt” and black gloves.

The woman told police the man wasn’t wearing a visible badge, insignia or weapon.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a newer model, black sedan with a silver spotlight on driver’s side and red and blue emergency lights on dashboard.

Additional Information From Sheridan Police

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact Detective Brett Cutler at (303) 438-3246 or the Sheridan Police Department at (303) 762-2211.


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