Driver accused of impersonating police officer in Monroe

Posted at 8:20 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 09:03:27-04

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is issuing a new warning about a man suspected of impersonating a police officer.

The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. Thursday Near E. Sixth Street and LaPlaisance Road in Monroe.

Police say a Corrections Officer with the Sheriff's Office was in a vehicle heading toward the Law Enforcement Center when he noticed a car make a U-turn. He says the car followed him until he parked.

A man then got out of the car and began questioning the Corrections Officer about his driving.

The man refused to show the Corrections Officer any identification, but said he was part of "Monroe Volunteer Public Safety."

The man's vehicle also had emergency lights on the roof and what appeared to be a siren box. It also looked like there was a laptop fixed to the vehicle's console.

The man left a short time later.

The man was driving a gold-colored Chevrolet Impala from a model year in the 2000s with a Michigan license plate.

He's described as a white man with a half mustache. He is around 19 years old, 5'8" tall and 150 pounds.

He was wearing a t-shirt, jeans and a traffic safety vest.

If you have any information, call Monroe County Sheriff's Office Central Dispatch at (734) 241-3300.