Break in investigation of man impersonating police officers in F - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Break in investigation of man impersonating police officers in Floyd Co.

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It's common to pull over when you see the blue lights in your side view mirror but the Floyd County Sheriff's Department wants people to hold off before making that move.

The reason is because a man impersonating a police officer is pulling people over with a blue light. There's been about a dozen instances since September all around Floyd County.

He is described to be about 35 to 45 years old and have a reddish skin tone and reddish beard. So far there's no pictures of him available yet but over the weekend the sheriff's department got surveillance video of his vehicle through a camera.

If you're questioning who is trying to pull you over, the sheriff recommends you call them first. He says each of its police vehicles are tracked by GPS to know where they are.

The sheriff's department says residents have helped with leads into the investigation by calling in and hopes residents will continue to keep an eye out to end this crime.

"The video that we provided you today I hope the community ... if they see anything or in the future see this vehicle they would help call us and help us solve this," says Sheriff Shannon Zeman.


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