Naperville Police Warn After Cop Impersonator

The woman says the impersonator got out of his car wearing a hat and a blue or black uniform and asked her for identification

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    Naperville Police say they have beefed up patrols in the southwest side of the city, in response to a report of a man who pulled over a woman, pretended to be a member of their force, and suggested she could get out of a ticket in return for a sexual favor.

    The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday on Wolf's Crossing Road near the intersection of 248th street. Police say it appears the woman was "targetted" when the bogus cop, pulled her over in a white car, flashing red and white lights.

    "It concerns us greatly that somebody is out there falsely impersonating a police officer," said Naperville Police Sgt. Greg Bell. "This particular stretch of roadway in Naperville is not that well lit, and it's kind of isolated."

    The woman says the impersonator got out of his car wearing a hat and a blue or black uniform and asked her for identification.  Bell says the suspect tipped his hand because "he wasn't professional when he spoke with her. It was also the inference he made at the conclusion of the traffic stop, where he inferred to her that a way for her to get out of the ticket will be a sexual favor."

    Sensing something wasn't right, the woman rolled up her window, drove away and called police. She was not hurt.

    Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 30s, about 6'0" with a slender build and close cropped hair.

    Anyone who may have witnessed a traffic stop in that area last night is urged to call Naperville Police (630) 420-6726.