Tulsa Woman Has Guard Up After Being Pulled Over By 'Fake Cop'

Friday, May 13th 2016, 7:21 pm
By: News On 6

A Tulsa woman says she was pulled over by a man pretending to be an officer.

Theresa was driving to work last Friday around 5:30 a.m. near U.S. Highway 169. She was the only person in her work lot, which is an industrial, remote area, when he pulled in behind her and turned on his red and blue lights.

The man never got out of the white Tahoe and when one of her co-workers pulled in, moments later, he turned off his lights and left.

"I thought well, maybe, he got another call” Theresa said.

That's when her friend reminded her of a woman who groped by a fake officer in a white Tahoe not too long ago, so Theresa filed a report with TPD and they told her there was no Tulsa officer or Tulsa County deputy at that location at that time.

"Then, I got scared,” she said. “I thought, ‘oh my God, what if she hadn't pulled into the parking lot?’"

Real officers know there are some imposters out there. They understand in remote or dark areas, it can be unnerving, so they have this advice:

If you are in a dark or deserted area and see police lights behind you, you should turn on your inside lights and wave to acknowledge to them that you saw them, drive slowly to the very first well lit, well populated area to pull over.

On the way, you can call 911 and ask if there's an officer at your location. If not, they can send you one."

Theresa says he was driving a 2003-2006 white Tahoe with a luggage rack on the top, a round emblem on the side and police lights.

"I don't want any more to be attacked,” she said.