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Authorities In Brigantine Search For Possible Police Impersonator

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BRIGANTINE, N.J. (CBS) - Authorities in Brigantine are searching for who they believe might be a police impersonator.

According to authorities, Brigantine Police received a call Saturday night reporting a man who pretended to be an officer. The victim allegedly told police that a little before 11 p.m. on Thursday, she had just left work and was heading home when she approached by a vehicle with a red strobe light in the 3100 block of West Brigantine Avenue.

The driver of the vehicle, who police say remained in the vehicle the entire time, motioned for the victim to come over to him. When she did, he stated that he was a police officer and asked her age. He then asked her if she was familiar with the local bike laws, why she wasn’t wearing a helmet, and where she was going/coming from.

Authorities said the man asked the victim if she had been drinking and ordered her to perform a sobriety test. The man reportedly then reminded her she had four minutes to get home before curfew and followed her to the corner near her home before leaving the area.

The male is described as white, age 35 to 40, with a stubbly beard and brown hair. The vehicle he was driving is described as a small older maroon or red 4 door car with darkened windows, an air freshener Christmas tree, and a cracked passenger headlight. If anyone saw or heard something, please contact Brigantine Police Department at 609-266-7414.

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