Friday, March 26, 2021

Civilian impersonating a cop outside Kelowna

CTV is reporting that "Mounties are urging drivers to be vigilant after a man was pulled over by a fake police officer in B.C.'s Southern Interior. Authorities said the driver was headed along Highway 33 on Sunday night when a white pickup truck pulled up behind him in the Westbridge area, where there was no cell service. Red and blue lights then started flashing from the pickup's grill, prompting the victim to pull over to the side of the road. A suspect then approached him carrying a flashlight. Although the victim exited his vehicle briefly during the interaction, he managed to re-enter his truck and flee towards Kelowna." CBC is rpeorintg that a woman was also pulled over by a fake cop. Castanet cites a few similar cases and notes that 29-year-old Patrick Maguire has been arrested for impersonating a police officer in Prince George.

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