skip to nav skip to content
The Kansas Highway Patrol would like to find the man who impersonated a trooper Monday in southwestern Kingman County.
The man was driving a white Ford Crown Victoria with a light bar on top, and stopped a motorist on K-42 near Nashville.
Patrol Lt. Roger Baughman told The Associated Press that the impersonator handcuffed the motorist, searched his vehicle, took the handcuffs off the man and then left.
He said the impostor is carrying a pistol and wears a phony uniform.
The suspect is described as a white man, about 5-feet-10-inches tall, and wearing a navy blue top and pants. He also had a duty belt, pistol, handcuffs and a magazine holder.
"The penalty for impersonating a law enforcement officer could mean jail time," Patrol Capt. Dennis Marten told KFDI News. "The way he contacted the individual could be considered battery. He was carrying a weapon while he was doing this."
When asked why he thought the fake trooper stopped the motorist, Marten said "nothing was said as to why he pulled the vehicle over.
"It was treated as a 'car stop' for some unknown reason."
(Photos of actual patrol vehicles provided by the Kansas Highway Patrol.)