When a truck driver was pulled over by a police officer last week in Michigan, it could have been a traffic stop like any other. The man who pulled him over had a badge, a gun, and a uniform just as one might expect. The only problem was that he wasn’t actually a police officer.
At around 9:45am on Friday, November 8th, an unnamed trucker was pulled over in Handy Township, a small community in between Lansing and Detroit along I-96. The car that pulled him over was a Chevy Tahoe. It had spotlights and emergency lights on the grill and windshield, but no overhead lights or decals.
When the imposter officer walked up to the truck, he looked like a police officer. He was wearing a blue uniform, sunglasses, a duty belt with a radio and handcuffs, a silver badge, and a name tag.
It’s not clear what exactly happened during the stop, but at some point, the driver asked the man for identification. Instead, the man ran.
A description given by authorities says that the man is white, in his late 20s or early 30s, is about 5’10”-6’ tall, has no facial hair, and may have been wearing a name tag that said “Smith.”
Anyone with information about the man or the incident is being urged to call the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at 517-564-2440.