Police seeking ID of officer impersonator

Police are seeking the identification of a man who posed as an officer and pulled woman over on north Houston freeway last month.

February 17, 2012 5:44:12 PM PST
Detectives need help identifying a man who posed as a police officer and pulled over a woman driving on Highway 59 North.

Police say the incident happened around 2:30pm on January 18 in the 22200 block of the Eastex Freeway. The woman said she was driving home from work when she noticed a black Chevrolet Tahoe behind her with overhead red and blue lights, which she assumed was a police vehicle. The lights began flashing, so the woman pulled over to the side of the freeway.

As she rolled her window down, the suspect approached and began cursing at her. The woman got out of her car and the suspect said he was going to search it. The man scattered items in her car on the ground during his search of her car and said he was going to issue her a warning.

However, the man just got back into the Tahoe and drove off, heading north on the Eastex Freeway.

The suspect is described only as a white male in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, weighing 250 to 275 pounds, with a muscular build and bleached blond hair. He was wearing aviator sunglasses and was dressed in all black clothing with BDU pants, but was not wearing a badge or a name plate. The suspect was also wearing a holstered pistol.

The Chevrolet Tahoe is described as a newer model vehicle with red and blue overhead lights and red and blue lights in the grill. The vehicle had red and white lettering on the driver's side door.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Offender's Division at 713-308-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.