Imposter! Man wanted for impersonating police officer in the south Bronx

Photo and video courtesy of the NYPD.

Police officers are looking for a phony policer who wrongfully involved himself in a traffic dispute at a Third Avenue BP gas station in the south Bronx.

Real law enforcement sources said the man got out of a Mercedes Benz truck (not exactly standard issue) after a U-Haul truck scraped his own vehicle at the 4068 Third Ave. gas station at about 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18th.

That man then falsely identified himself as a police officer and requested to see the 30-year-old male’s documents, telling the victim that he was going to the closest precinct and filing a report.

He was last seen fleeing the gas station wearing a white shirt and last seen driving off in a black Mercedes Benz.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

All calls and messages are strictly confidential.

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