WHITE OAK — A man posing as a law enforcement officer picked the wrong vehicle to pull over recently.
According to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, the incident known as “The Blue Light Incident,” took place over the weekend in the White Oak community.
“We had the (17-year-old) son of one of our deputies stopped …” said Major Larry Guyton. “He told the young man he was a law enforcement officer but did not display a weapon or credentials.”
Guyton said the man was white in his mid-40s with dark hair and some facial hair. He was driving a older model gray, Ford Crown Victoria and had a blue light on the dash.
“When our deputy’s son asked him to show identification, he said the man became flustered and went back to his car and the young man drove off,” Guyton said. “We do not know his intent or have any further information. The young man did not get a license number.”
If anyone has information about “The Blue Light Incident,” they can call the Sheriff’s Office at 910-862-6960 or 911. Anyone who is stopped by someone in an unmarked vehicle they should ask to see the officer’s credentials. If he does not display them then they should call 911 immediately and give a description of the vehicle and person.
W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.