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Police imposter rides a scooter

Authorities are looking for a man who claimed to be a police officer while riding a scooter.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office says deputies responded to a call of a man impersonating an officer at Westbrook Trailer Park early Tuesday.

The victim told deputies that a man approached him on an orange VIP motorized scooter and asked for identification.

The suspect allegedly pointed some kind of red and blue flashing light in the victim’s face.

The victim refused to identify himself and the impersonator fled the area.

A news release from the sheriff’s office says deputies routinely patrol the trailer park in both marked vehicles and marked bicycles, but they do not use scooters.

Impersonating an officer is a felony punishable by up to two-and-a-half years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact the sheriff’s office.