PALO ALTO (KRON) — Police on the Peninsula are on the lookout for a “fake cop” who pulled over a couple of teenagers for committing a traffic violation.
The incident was reported Sept. 5 at about 4 p.m. after an unknown man grew angry at the way the teens were riding their bicycles on Channing Avenue in Palo Alto.
The man’s used a loud speaker to order the two teens to ride single file in the bike lane, not side by side.
The driver followed one of the high school students and used the loud speak again to tell one of the teens to stop. When the student looked back, he saw flashing police-style lights emanating from inside the car. He stopped his bicycle and the suspect drove up next to him, according to police.
“The suspect produced some sort of weapon, which the student described as either a stun gun or a handgun, and held it up pointed at the roof of his car so the student could see it,” police said.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 60’s, balding, with short hair. 5’10 heavy build. He was wearing a light blue collared shirt, similar to a uniform shirt. The badge he displayed was silver but had a color design on it, with a green tree in the center.
The man was driving a cream colored four door sedan with lights and radio antennas on the roof.
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