Multiple Counties Receive Reports of Law Enforcement Imposters
Carol McCarthy | Jan 15, 2020 AT 5:45 am
The recent incidents of a man pretending to be a law enforcement officer in the area have both Sheriff's from Clay and Becker Counties offering words of advice to rural drivers.
Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says if you feel you are being stopped by someone who is not a law enforcement officer, call 9-1-1 immediately to report the incident. Also, he says any real officer would absolutely give you their name and they would be wearing uniforms.
Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says to definitely ask for credentials if you think you've been stopped by an imposter.
At least two people reported they were stopped Monday night by an imposter, one in Hitterdahl and the other north of Lake Park. In each case, the male suspect, age 20 to 30, with a goatee beard about 6-feet-tall, was driving a white SUV equipped with multi-colored "police style" lights.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Becker, or Clay County sheriff's office.