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Huron County OPP investigating traffic stop by police impersonator

Huron County OPP are looking for more information after they say someone stopped a vehicle near Hensall while impersonating a police officer.

They say it happened around 6:15 Thursday night when a person who was driving northbound on London Road when they noticed they were being followed by a black sedan.

Police say the driver of the sedan activated his police-style emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop.

The male suspect exited his vehicle and approached the driver and demanded to know their destination before then returning to his vehicle and driving away.

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Constable Jamie Stanley says drivers who suspect they have been pulled over or confronted by a police impersonator should lock their doors and immediately call police.

“The OPP is not conducting traffic stops for the sole purposes of trying to determine what’s your location, where you’re going and whether you’re complying with the provincial stay-at-home order, that’s not something we’re doing.”

The suspect vehicle is described as an unmarked black sedan equipped with emergency lights on the roof.

The suspect is described as being in his early 40’s, about 5’5″ in height, thin with short dark hair and a mustache.

They were wearing a police jacket that had “POLICE” emblazoned across the chest and were carrying a police-style portable radio.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.

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