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Blue Light Bandit Strikes in Orange County

Posted May 22, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Police officers in Orange County are hunting for a man who's pretending to be a cop.

Earlier this week, a 17-year-old was pulled over on an isolated stretch of New Hope Church Road by a man with a blue light, a uniform and a gun. The fake police officer robbed the teen then drove off.

Police are warning people to be wary of this type of incident. They say unless the officer following you uses a siren, keep driving until you get to a well-lit area before you pull over.