Crimetracker: Blount County deputies looking for police impersonator

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Blount County Sheriff's Office is looking for a person they believe impersonated a law enforcement officer.

Deputies say a woman reported being pulled over on Old Niles Ferry Road near Old Clover Hill Road.

The woman said as she was traveling on Old Niles Ferry Road and she saw an unmarked white vehicle with dark tinted windows following behind her.

She told officers the driver turned on a blue light on the dash and pulled her over. She said a man approached the vehicle and asked her a couple of questions then went back to his car and drove off.

The woman described the man as having a medium build, brown/grey hair, wearing black clothing and a gray coat. She said he never identified himself, nor did he display a badge. The Blount County Communications Center reported there were no traffic stops in that area at the time.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office is urging anyone who encounters this individual or has any doubt about the legitimacy of the traffic stop, please call 911 immediately. All Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputies identify themselves when they make a traffic stop. The Sheriff’s Office also suggests that if you are in fear, drive to a safe location before pulling over.

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