Baltimore police seek man pretending to be female officer

Suspect pulled over woman, took identification, authorities say

January 11, 2011|By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police are seeking a man who they say dressed as a woman and pretended to be an officer.

Detective Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman, said a man driving a blue or green Oldsmobile Alero with a blue light on the dash pulled over a female driver just after 5 p.m. Sunday in North Baltimore and asked for her identification.

She handed it to him and he left with it. Police said the woman was not harmed.

The suspect is described as white, in his 40s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with blue eyes and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a shoulder-length black wig, a dark jacket with a brown patch on the shoulder and knee-high boots with heels.

The man also had an identification card hanging from a lanyard with the words "Baltimore Police" on it, and Silbert said he had on dark makeup and "a lot of wrinkles."

Anyone with information on the man was urged to call the Northern District detective squad at 410-396-2455.

peter.hermann@baltsun.com

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