Man impersonating officer pulls car over in San Saba

FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)

SAN SABA, Texas (KXAN) — Police are warning residents in San Saba about a man impersonating a police officer who pulled someone over on Saturday night.

The unknown vehicle had a single red and blue LED light bar on the windshield of his car when he pulled over a car about 11 p.m.

The suspect, who identified himself as Officer Watson, was described as being a white man in his early 20s with blue eyes, standing about 5’09” and weighing between 170-180 pounds. He was wearing a baseball cap that read ‘POLICE’ and had a thin beard.

San Saba police said it was not known whether the incident was linked to one in Hamilton, Texas, where people were stopped, assaulted and robbed.

Authorities said not to stop if a vehicle matching the description attempts to pull you over. Instead, turn on your hazard lights, pull to the side of the road and drive slowly while calling 911 to report your location. A dispatcher will then be able to determine if you are being stopped by a legitimate officer. They added that an officer would know you are not attempting to run, but trying to remain safe and cautious.

 

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