Man impersonating officer pulls gun on woman in Roland Park

February 09, 1997|By Marcia Myers | Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF

Baltimore police were searching for a man who implied he was a police officer before pulling a gun on a woman walking in Roland Park last night.

When the woman screamed for help, the man fled in his car, police said. No one was injured.

The incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. as the 33-year-old woman walked in the 500 block of Hawthorne Road, police said.

A dark-colored, four-door car, possibly an Infiniti, approached with a blue light flashing on the dash, the woman told police.

She told police that she heard a voice from the car order her to put her hands behind her back, then a man wearing dark clothing and carrying a pair of handcuffs emerged from the car.

When she asked if he was a police officer, he did not respond. When she told him she wanted to see his badge, he placed the handgun to her chest and pushed her with the barrel, the woman told police.

He climbed back into the car and drove away as soon as she began to scream, the woman said.

The assailant was described as clean-cut and 28 to 35 years old, about 160 pounds, with light-colored wavy hair and wearing round glasses.

Pub Date: 2/09/97

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