Detectives Seeking Help in Finding Police Impersonator Who Attacked Woman

Woman says she was pulled over by a man who had red flashing lights on his car

Fort Worth police detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted a woman during a supposed traffic stop.

A woman told police she was driving on Loop 820 near Team Ranch Road on Monday, Feb. 18 at about 8:15 p.m. when she saw a black Dodge Charger with a white spotlight on the driver’s side door and a red flashing light on the roof driving behind her vehicle.

She thought it was a police officer attempting to stop her, so she pulled over on the northbound shoulder at the Team Ranch Road exit.

A man exited the vehicle and told her to get out of her car and to walk to the passenger side of his Dodge Charger. It was there, the woman told police, that the man sexually assaulted her.

In a press conference, Sgt. Chris Britt Monday said there were indications a weapon was present but she did not see it. 

The man, whose race was not known, is described as about 6 feet tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a dark-colored jacket with dark-colored “jogger-style” pants tucked into white high-top Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers. The victim said he had a southern accent.

"There was nothing that he was wearing that gave the impression that he was a police officer," Britt said.

The Dodge Charger had tinted windows, tinted “black-out style,” rear tail light covers, black rims and a Texas license plate. 

A police light on the roof of the Dodge, which Britt described as a "bubble light," would be recognizable for anyone who saw it. No Fort Worth Police vehicles have a bubble light on their roof.

If you have any information about the incident, call 817-469-8477.

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