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Fake cops on the road

By johnboy - 20 June 2011 27

ACT Policing is reminding the Canberra community to stay vigilant on the roads following a report of a suspicious vehicle over the weekend.

Around 11.30pm on Saturday night (June 18), a 51-year-old Queanbeyan woman was driving home along Long Gully Road when she was followed by a car with blue and red flashing lights on its inside dashboard. The woman reported that the suspicious vehicle drove closely behind her with its high beams on, indicating for her to pull her vehicle over.

She continued driving, and was overtaken by the suspicious vehicle, whose occupants threw objects at the woman’s car before speeding away along the Monaro Highway.

The woman described the occupants of the vehicle as three male youths, and the suspicious vehicle was dark in colour.

Anyone who is approached by a vehicle which they believe may be impersonating a police vehicle is urged to contact ACT Policing Operations immediately on 131 444.

ACT Policing would also like to remind the community that they may request to see police identification or badge and warrant card to confirm the identity of any plain clothes police officer.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Fake cops on the road
Tooks 12:13 pm 21 Jun 11

madamcholet said :

How can you tell? I heard the Supt. on the radio the other day in answer to this actual question saying that you can tell by the light on the dashboard….which helps a lot!

Until they are caught, can we use the excuse that we thought we were in danger so kept driving?

Real police cars generally use sirens as well as lights to pull someone over. They don’t tailgait you flashing high beams at you.

cross 11:39 am 21 Jun 11

Cheap said :

I say good on ’em. Sounds like a bit of a laugh.

Obvious troll

The Frots 11:37 am 21 Jun 11

johnboy said :

In the southern states of the US it’s normal practice to drive to the next town when pulled over to ensure there are witnesses.

But that’s more for fear the police will kill and rob you on the empty road than impersonators.

Count anywhere in Asia, Africa and some parts of the old eastern block for that!!!

Throw in some parts of Tassie as well – just in case!

Stiffman 11:29 am 21 Jun 11

madamcholet said :

Until they are caught, can we use the excuse that we thought we were in danger so kept driving?

I don’t think it works like that. If you kept driving to the nearest police station, or called the police while you keep driving to confirm, that would probably serve you better, and would be the smart thing to do, but I don’t think the real police are just going to stop and let you go if you ignore them

johnboy 11:07 am 21 Jun 11

In the southern states of the US it’s normal practice to drive to the next town when pulled over to ensure there are witnesses.

But that’s more for fear the police will kill and rob you on the empty road than impersonators.

madamcholet 11:05 am 21 Jun 11

How can you tell? I heard the Supt. on the radio the other day in answer to this actual question saying that you can tell by the light on the dashboard….which helps a lot!

Until they are caught, can we use the excuse that we thought we were in danger so kept driving?

Stevian 10:37 am 21 Jun 11

Cheap said :

I say good on ’em. Sounds like a bit of a laugh.

You can always rely on someone to be a D1ck-head.

dpm 10:29 am 21 Jun 11

“…She continued driving, and was overtaken by the suspicious vehicle, whose occupants threw objects at the woman’s car before speeding away along the Monaro Highway….”

Cheap said :

I say good on ’em. Sounds like a bit of a laugh.

Huh? Yeah, I would have p*#sed myself with laughter if she had of veered off the road into a ditch! Hahaha…? Good wind-up…..

Mysteryman 10:29 am 21 Jun 11

2.0 said :

Cheap said :

I say good on ’em. Sounds like a bit of a laugh.

Sounds to me like you might be one of the D#@KHEADS that were in the car??

+1. You’d have to be a total moron to think something like this is funny.

buzz819 10:21 am 21 Jun 11

Cheap said :

I say good on ’em. Sounds like a bit of a laugh.

(2) A person who is not a police officer commits an offence if the person represents himself or herself to be a police officer.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units, imprisonment for 6 months or both.

Well funny…

2.0 10:08 am 21 Jun 11

Cheap said :

I say good on ’em. Sounds like a bit of a laugh.

Sounds to me like you might be one of the D#@KHEADS that were in the car??

Cheap 10:46 pm 20 Jun 11

I say good on ’em. Sounds like a bit of a laugh.

The Frots 7:26 pm 20 Jun 11

taninaus said :

I am not sure how you could tell – I saw one on the parkway the other day pull up a taxi – late model light green commodore (or similar) with the blue and red lights behind the grill at the front. Initially when I saw them flashing the beams at the taxi and then pull out I thought it was a bit of road rage.

Oh it can be hard alright…………………………..just have to be really careful!

taninaus 6:45 pm 20 Jun 11

I am not sure how you could tell – I saw one on the parkway the other day pull up a taxi – late model light green commodore (or similar) with the blue and red lights behind the grill at the front. Initially when I saw them flashing the beams at the taxi and then pull out I thought it was a bit of road rage.

The Frots 6:12 pm 20 Jun 11

This is not good bloody news!

These tools need to be caught – and quickly. If they start pulling over woman this can escalate to a horror situation fairly quickly. Let’s hope that they catch them – tonight!

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