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Men posing as cops pull over a woman near Clinton

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A woman traveling on Interstate 20 near Clinton says she was pulled over by two men posing as police.

The Clinton Police Department and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department are investigating, WAPT reports.

The woman reported the incident Friday, Nov. 29, after she stopped for a blue sedan with blue lights in its grill. The two men in the vehicle were wearing commando-style gear and one had a knife in his hand. She called 911 and the men sped off.

The woman was not physically harmed.

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason issued the following advice for the public: “If you are coming home at night, and you see blue lights behind you, and they are not the traditional on-the-bar lights, take them to the nearest service station, or the nearest precinct or well-lit area.”

Lt. Nick Sprowles, with the Clinton Police Department, added: “If you are just unable to do that, or uncertain, dial 911, check with a dispatcher and give them your location and see if whoever is pulling you over is a sworn law enforcement officer.”

 

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