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8/16/05 Police Impersonator

The Police Impersonator Strikes Again

The police impersonator strikes again. He's now pulled over four women in East Texas. The latest was on Highway 31 in Henderson County Friday morning. The woman was pulled over right before entering Chandler. In the last two weeks, the impersonator has also pulled women over on Highway 64 near Ben Wheeler and on Highway 110 North of Tyler.

The latest victim, 18-year-old Amanda Gordon, said she knew something was not right as soon as the man in the car behind her put a flashing red light on top of his car.

"He started blinking his headlights at me, and I slowed down so see if maybe I had a flat," said Amanda. "I didn't hear anything, so I pulled over to check my car."

Amanda then got out of her car to check her tires when she saw him place a red flashing light on top of the car. She says she immediately knew something was not right. With some distance still between them, Amanda got back in to her car and drove to the nearest gas station.

"A cop's not going to blink its headlights at you," said Gordon. "I mean a civilian is not going to have a red light. They are just going to pull over you know and help a lady by themselves."

Amanda is one of four women the police impersonator has pulled over. Every time, the impersonator has tried to get the women out of the car. Amanda says she did not get a good look at the man, but said he was wearing jeans and a dark colored t-shirt.

He's a white male, in his 20s or 30s. He's about six feet tall, weighting about 200 pounds and has a goatee. Amanda says he was driving a dark four-door car, the same description given by the other victims. Amanda says she realizes how lucky she is.

"I mean, we live in a little bitty town," said Amanda. "You don't think of someone impersonating a cop or rapists or murderers. They're here, but you know you don't think about them. You don't think it's ever going to happen to you."

Amanda says the best advice she can give to other women is to not pull over for any unmarked car.

Molly Reuter, reporting.   mreuter@kltv.com

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