HIGHLAND TWP. (WWJ) – Oakland County Sheriff’s detectives have released a sketch of a man wanted for impersonating police.
A 23-year-old West Bloomfield Township man told deputies he was driving near Duck Lake and Livingston roads in Highland Township last Friday when he was pulled over.
The suspect was driving a older model Ford Crown Victoria with a blue flashing light. He was also wearing a baseball hat with the word “Sheriff” in white lettering on the front.
The suspect asked the man for his driver’s license but the man was suspicious, noting that the suspect was not wearing a police uniform. When the man started to ask questions, the suspect indicated he was only giving him a warning, according to police. The suspect then returned to his vehicle and drove off in the opposite direction.
There have been no other incidents related to the case and the Sheriff’s Department hasn’t received any tips.
The suspect is described as a young, white male about 6 feet tall and heavier in stature. He was dressed in all dark clothing with no uniform, badge, or insignia visible.
The vehicle was an older model Ford Crown Victoria with no marking, stripes or external lights. The blue strobe light appeared to be mounted on the visor inside the vehicle.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Anyone with information on the suspect or the incident is urged to call the Sheriff’s tip line at 1-888-TURN-1-IN (1-888-887-6146).