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Teenage girl says police impersonator tried to rob her

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FORREST CITY, Ark. -- St. Francis County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating  a report of a police impersonator in the area, north of Forrest City.

A 16-year old girl was driving to a friend's home when she said a white pick-up truck with blue lights on the dashboard and grille pulled her over.

The teen said two men were in the truck, and one of them approached her car with a flash light. The teen said he tapped on the glass, and asked for her ID. While she dug in her purse for it, the man reportedly put a gun to her head and demanded money.

The teen says she sped off, and the impersonator went the other way.

This isn't the first police impersonator to approach a teenage girl in Arkansas in recent years. A similar situation occurred near Jonesboro in late 2012.

The Sheriff's Department is investigating the teen's claim.

They remind all drivers, if they ever have doubt about being pulled over, to drive to a well-lit, well-populated area before stopping for the officer.


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