St. Johns County police are asking for help finding a man who impersonated the police and pulled over a woman on State Road 207.
Sgt. Chuck Mulligan says they received tips on the man's identity on Wednesday, and they're now looking into those.
"At this point in time there's nothing further than the tip," Mulligan said.
On May 26, 2012, a woman contacted the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office to report that she’d been pulled over by what she thought was a fake cop.
"It's not a prank. A prank is something that you do for fun that doesn't have any harm," Mulligan said.
She said a black sedan followed her from Interstate 95 eastbound on to State Road 207. She said the man in the vehicle activated what appeared to be a white strobe light so she stopped on State Road 207 and Hilltop Road.
Police say the official emergency lighting is red and or blue – not white.
The man who pulled her over was wearing a gun belt with no gun. He wore black pants and a black shirt with shield-like patches outlined in silver on the arms and a logo on the front.
Police say the man told her she was speeding and confiscated a knife set she had on the floor of her car because of “child endangerment.”
"It could simply be someone who wants to slow people down. Or it could be someone with a much more heinous set of thoughts in their mind. We just simply don't know, and we certainly want to know," Mulligan said.
The fake officer is a white man in his mid to late 20s with brown hair, blue eyes, and no tattoos or facial hair. He’s about 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs between 210 and 225 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Robert Taylor at 904-824-8304 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477.