Man impersonates cop in Pontiac stranger danger

Posted at 4:59 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 13:02:28-05

Deputies investigating a stranger danger case are searching for a man who told two ten-year-olds he was a police officer.

It happened Saturday around 3:45 p.m. at the playground of Alcott Elementary School in Pontiac.

When deputies arrived on the scene, a woman who was watching over the two neighborhood children while they played basketball told them that a white man in a Kia SUV called the children over to his vehicle, which was parked in the fire lane of the school.

The suspect then began talking to the kids about the importance of staying in school, before giving them a football and a $20 bill. The man also told them he was a police officer  and a member of the SWAT team. The child told police he had a badge hanging around his neck and a silver revolver with a black handle in his lap.

After speaking with the children, the man left the area.

He is described as having a medium complexion, clean shaven and having brown hair. He also had tattoos of words or writing on his arms. He as wearing all black clothing and a black baseball camp with "SRT" written on it in silver lettering.

Anyone with information about the incident or who the man may be is asked to call the Oakland County Sheriff's Office tip line at 888-TURN-1-IN.