Man wanted for allegedly impersonating Hamilton police officer
Published May 8, 2021 at 1:53 am
Hamilton Police say they’re investigating a report of a suspicious male impersonating a police officer.
Shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Friday, May 7, a resident was travelling on the Lincoln Alexander Parkway near Upper Gage Avenue when he noticed a dark SUV with activated emergency lights that were mounted inside the front windshield, directly behind him.
“He immediately pulled over to the side of the road and observed a male dressed in clothing similar to a police officer exit the vehicle,” said police.
“Once the individual was near the driver’s side door, the driver obtained a clear view of the individual and felt that his clothing and appearance did not resemble a Hamilton Police Officer.”
The driver immediately left the scene and contacted the police.
Police have confirmed that the male in question was not a police officer.
The suspect is described as a white male, 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet, with brown hair.
He was wearing a blue short sleeve shirt (similar to that worn by Hamilton Police Cadet), black jeans, two “silver ball” earrings in each ear (one small and one large), and a gold badge with a star saying “Police”.
His vehicle is described as a black Ford SUV interceptor with front ram bar, tires and rims similar to a Hamilton Police vehicle, and red and blue light strips approximately 12 inches long with a total of four, two stacked on top of one another.
Anyone who may have experienced a similar circumstance is asked to contact police.
“Hamilton Police recognize the public’s trust in the police is very important and incidents like this can cause the community to second guess a police officer’s identity. If you are questioning whether the person you are dealing with is an officer, ask them for their badge number and contact police for confirmation,” said police.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies