N.C. man impersonates police officer

REIDSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Reidsville are warning the public after learning that someone has impersonated one of their officers.

The Reidsville Police Department said in a news release that a person pretending to be an officer tried to pull over a driver on Sunday. The suspect, who was driving a black SUV, activated a blue light in the car's windshield and attempted to stop the other vehicle.

The department issued a statement on Monday, warning the public about potential cases of police impersonation.

Police say that all Reidsville officers are required to carry police identification. They also say motorists have the right to ask to see the identification. If a person is ever pulled over, that person can call 911 to confirm if the traffic stop is legitimate.

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