Police searching for imposter

January 27, 2008 6:50:43 PM PST
Police in Lindenwold, New Jersey are asking for help finding a police impersonator who stopped a woman driver and indecently assaulted her. Police tell Action News that the cop impersonator was driving a white Crown Victoria just like this. It looked even more like an official police vehicle because of the red and white flashing lights on the dashboard. Friday night, he pulled up behind a 21-year-old Voorhees woman, honked the horn and blinked the headlights. So she pulled over.

Danielle Boychuck said she would have done the same. "I would stop if it looked like a cop car definitely. But I wouldn't let him do anything else."

It happened around 9 p.m. in 2700 block of Egg Harbor Road. After asking for identification, the suspect told the victim she resembled a woman police were looking for and that he needed to check for a tattoo on her back. He told her to get out of the car and put her head on the hood. Then he looked underneath her shirt. As another car came up the road, he let her go.

Atco, New Jersey resident Leonore Arnold says, "I think they're sick. Look at the crimes today. I watch too much of it on the news as it is."

The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 20's with a stocky build. He was wearing dark pants and a light blue shirt.

Police want to hear from anyone with information that can help them catch this cop impersonator.