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Authorities in southern Arkansas said they arrested a person suspected of impersonating a police officer and pulling drivers over in unmarked trucks.

The Ashley County sheriff’s office said in a statement Tuesday that it arrested a person but declined to release their name as investigators find who the faux cop contacted.

Authorities said the suspect had been stopping people in a green Dodge truck and a red Chevrolet truck.

“More information will be released on the identity of the suspect once investigators believe a valiant effort has been made for citizens to identify this person,” the sheriff’s office wrote in the statement.

Ashley County said its investigators had been working with the Chicot County sheriff’s office and Portland police to find the false officer.

They urged people who came into contact with the individual to contact them.


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  • RBBrittain
    June 12, 2019 at 7:54 p.m.

    Wonder why this person was pulling people over. Arkansas was the home of the "blue light rapist" some years back; it inspired the state law limiting blue lights to law enforcement. You can never be too careful about these things.

  • BlueDogNight
    June 12, 2019 at 9:15 p.m.

    If blue lights are limited to LEOs, then how come all these young Hispanics around here have blue headlights and sometimes even blue parking lights in the front bumper? Scares the bejesus out of me when they get behind me and my first reaction is that Barney Fife is about to give me a ticket, most likely for driving too slow.