ELPD warning: Man impersonating police

Posted at 7:04 AM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 08:22:02-04

The East Lansing Police are investigating an incident where a man is thought to be impersonating a police officer. East Lansing Police took a report from a man who said he was walking home Monday, March 27, when he was stopped by someone he thought was a police officer. This happened at about 5:20 p.m. near the intersection of Saginaw Street and Hagadorn Road.

The man said the man who stopped him was wearing a royal blue police-style uniform with a dark stripe down the leg of the pants. The uniform had a red and blue patch with a gold shield on the sleeves. The man was also armed with a handgun holstered on his left side.

The man said the suspected impersonator stopped him and asked him what he was doing in the area. The man quickly left the area after noticing he was being videotaped by a third party. The man tells police there was never any physical contact or an attempted abduction.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a white Ford Taurus with overhead lights and the words "police" and "Lansing" on the side.
East Lansing Police investigated and determined that the individual who stopped the man was not a real police officer.

Police are asking to speak to the two individuals that may have taken a video recording of the incident.

Anyone with information can contact the ELPD Detective Bureau at (517) 319-6884.