CARROLL COUNTY, Ark. – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a person impersonating a police officer.
The impersonator was first seen earlier this month at the Tanger Outlet Mall then followed a person to Blue Eye where he later stopped the person, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect vehicle is an older black and white Ford Crown Victoria, with decals on the sides that read “Taney County Police” in gold letters. At the time of the traffic stop, the car had a small light-bar, approximately 24″ inches wide on top of the unit displaying red and blue lights when activated. The car did not have a spotlight.
The suspect officer was a white male, 5’11” to 6′, stocky build, bald, with the outline of a recently trimmed off beard. The victim described the officer as having large biceps like a bodybuilder.
He wore a black short sleeve shirt with no badge, name tag, or emblems on the front. One of the sleeves had a patch of some type, possibly with the word “Sheriff”. The suspect officer was not wearing a firearm, taser, handcuffs, or radio.
Anyone having information about the suspected fake police officer or vehicle is asked to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 870-423-7373.