Denver Area Police Impersonators May Have Struck Again

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

A police impersonator targeting women may have struck again.

Authorities in Denver believe the latest incident, which occurred Friday night, may be connected to two other incidences, one of which resulted in a sexual assault.

Friday night, a police impersonator pulled a young woman over at Park West and 20th Avenue in Denver.

Last Sunday, police say two men in a fake police car stopped a woman at Havana and Alameda in Denver. Both were wearing uniforms and had a badge.

Detectives say the men ordered her out of the car and forced her to the ground, where she was attacked.

The next afternoon, 19 miles away in Jefferson County, it could have happened again. The would-be victim prevented an assault when she noticed something wasn't right: the suspect's shirt said "police" while he had a "sheriff" sign on his shoulder.

The woman began calling for help, and the suspect took off.

The victims reported that the suspects used a police car with rotating lights. One man is described as having a large belly, and was wearing a uniform.

For now, these fake cops are still on the streets, so police are asking drivers to be vigilant--and contact authorities if any suspicious police activity is seen.


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  • by Roger Location: CS on Jul 31, 2011 at 08:29 AM
    Are we sure these are not real cops? Maybe bad cops being protected by all the other bad cops? Because we know that could never happen...right?
  • by Jenn on Jul 30, 2011 at 08:14 PM
    Wow...that incident on Alameda and Havana are close to my in-laws. I'm glad I read this so I can be more vigilant!
  • by Greg Location: C/S on Jul 30, 2011 at 07:41 PM
    It is almost rare to see any actual police car that uses rotating lights these days. Most police cars use strobes and/or LED's. If someone's pulling you over in the city in a car with rotating lights, keep driving, call 911, and follow the 911 operator's instructions.
  • by lol on Jul 30, 2011 at 07:23 PM
    Funny written story - so you're saying cops with big bellys are fake???
  • by lol on Jul 30, 2011 at 07:22 PM
    Funny written story - so you're saying cops with big bellys are fake???
  • by lol on Jul 30, 2011 at 07:22 PM
    Funny written story - so you're saying cops with big bellys are fake???
  • by C Location: CO on Jul 30, 2011 at 04:49 PM
    They are probably in Colorado Springs already, lots of cops look fake to me here! Duh!!!
  • by Sonny Location: Manitou on Jul 30, 2011 at 08:40 AM
    Hey Shawn: Proofread is one word. Your very short comment shouldn't be too hard to proofread, yet apparently it is. What a wipe!
  • by Kev Location: Springs on Jul 30, 2011 at 07:55 AM
    ok people, it may be the only info they have. if ya dont like it go else where. thanks kktv for the heads up.
  • by MICHELLE Location: COLORADO SPRINGS on Jul 30, 2011 at 06:10 AM
    I APPRECIATE YOU REPORTING THE STORY AND KEEPING IT FRESH CONSIDERING THAT THE SUSPECTS HAVE NOT BEEN CAUGHT. BETWEEN THE POTENTIAL DANGER FOR WOMEN AND THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION, THE STORY IS STILL RELEVANT AND A WISE DECISION TO KEEP IT IN THE FOREFRONT. IT TRULY IS A SHAME THAT OTHER LOCAL NEWS AGENCIES HAVEN'T WARRANTED THIS STORY WITH THE SAME IMPORTANCE AS THE NEWS TEAM AT KKTV. THANK YOU!
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