Fake officer prompts warning in southwest Ala.

Published 7:23 am Thursday, November 20, 2008

BAY MINETTE (AP) – Baldwin County authorities are on the lookout for a man who has been posing as a police officer.

Sheriff’s Major Anthony Lowery said the impostor stopped two women in the Spanish Fort area. He said the incidents occurred Tuesday evening on U.S. 31 and Wednesday on Alabama 59.

Lowery said the man was not in uniform and was driving a light-colored vehicle, possibly a Dodge Charger. The car reportedly had a revolving blue light.

Police recommend asking for identification if you suspect an officer isn’t legitimate.

And if you’re still skeptical, call 911.