Moore Police Searching For Man Impersonating Officer - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Moore Police Searching For Man Impersonating Officer

Posted: Updated:
[File Photo] [File Photo]
Tasha Shields says she was just walking home from the Library Thursday afternoon when she noticed the flashing lights. Tasha Shields says she was just walking home from the Library Thursday afternoon when she noticed the flashing lights.
MOORE, Oklahoma -

Police in Moore are looking for a man pretending to be an officer, this after a woman called 911 saying he pulled up in a car with flashing lights, then demanded to pat her down.

Police tell us this person is not one of their police officers and the car he is driving is not one of theirs either. But they are concerned someone is driving around pretending to be a cop. And so is the woman who reported he patted her down.

Tasha Shields says she was just walking home from the Library Thursday afternoon when she noticed the flashing lights.

"I honestly thought he was going to get me for jaywalking," said Shields, who has only lived in Moore for two months.

Shields says when the man got out of the car he told her to turn around, and that he was going to frisk her. The reason…

"He just said that I matched the description of a suspicious person, that he needed to search me for any weapons or anything illegal," said Shields.

Shields says she asked for a female officer, but was told one was not available. And she says once he started touching her, she knew something was very, very wrong.

"He started up at my chest, and went down my stomach and took his time in my groin area," said Shields. "And then took his time on my backside. And then after a minute, he said I didn't look very suspicious and that I could go home."

That's when Shields rushed home and called police. Her main concern is that there are schools nearby and that this person might be targeting children too.

"I want him off the street," said Shields.

According to her and the police report, the man was wearing a navy blue shirt and pants, a badge, and a gold name tag with the name "S. Swotzky." She says he was driving a black Ford Crown Victoria with red and blue flashing lights, and white side mirrors.

She reports he was about 6 feet tall, had pale skin with freckles on his nose, and had reddish blonde hair and had either blue or green eyes.

"We're working to try to figure out if anyone else has seen anyone like this," said Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Moore. "And our officers are looking out for that vehicle. We don't have any vehicles that match that description. We don't have any vehicles that don't have lights on the top."

And Moore police say all of their officers will be in a uniform and a badge and it's OK to ask an officer for proof, or to call police for backup.

"Really don't know what his intention is obviously it was the wrong intention," said Knight. "And it's a very serious crime."

  • NewsMore>>

  • Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night. Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night.
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
  • OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>

Live Radar

ESP Interactive

Featured On News9.com

  • Consumer Watch

    Been a victim of a scam? The Consumer Watch team investigates and gives helpful advice.

  • Local News

    Get the latest breaking news, current events and headlines effecting Oklahomans.

  • My 2 Cents

    Join Kelly Ogle in a community conversation about important Oklahoma issues.

  • 9 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.