Cass County authorities catch up to police impersonator, no charges yet

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Prosecutors are weighing possible charges after police in Cass County located the man who may have impersonated a law enforcement officer.

The victim told police that the 53-year-old suspect was driving an SUV with flashing lights and said he was a police officer and if he was not responding to and emergency call he would be taking her to jail. This, after the victim passed him at a high rate of speed and cut him off in traffic, according to a press release.

She says he left when she told him she had called 911. He says he tried to get her to stop so he could identify her and told her that if he were a police officer, he’d be taking her to jail.

Officers caught up to the man after receiving a tip from another person who heard the story and recognized the description of the suspect and his vehicle, which has several antennas and the word “RESCUE”. The suspect told police he uses his vehicle for weather spotting and as a volunteer for the Red Cross.

The suspect has not been charged. The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office is now reviewing the case.

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