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Car with Flashing Lights Tries to Stop Teen Friday
According to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, it looks like someone is still impersonating an officer.
The Sheriff's Department put out a news release detailing a Friday (February 22) complaint from an 18-year-old woman who said a vehicle using red and blue flashing lights tried to stop her vehicle. She says it happened on Route 104 near Rees, and she didn't stop her car.
After a "brief interaction," the vehicle with flashing lights drove off in the opposite direction of the teen driver. The young woman could not provide authorities with a description of the vehicle, according to the news release.
The complaint is currently under investigation.
This latest event comes after authorities in Sangamon County have been looking for a man believed to be impersonating a police officer.
Police say a man pulled over a 16-year-old female on Old Jacksonville Road on Sunday, lured her to his car, and attacked her. The 16-year-old punched him and was able to get away.
The second incident involved a woman in her 30s. She became uneasy as soon as the suspect approached her car, and drove off. The suspect did not chase her.
The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office said the suspect is a white man in his 50s, 5'10" to 6 feet tall, with grayish hair and thick glasses. He has a high-pitched voice with a southern accent.
The car he is driving is described as a white, four door car, and the hood of the car is a different color. The alleged impersonator has used both a white, rotating light and flashing red and blue lights to pull victims over.
If you have any information, call the investigations division of the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office at 753-6840.