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Man says armed fake officer pulled him over in Jo Daviess County

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A man impersonating a law enforcement officer allegedly pulled over another man early Sunday morning in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office, a man was driving west on US Highway 20 at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, just three miles east of Galena, when the driver of a black Buick Century with unknown Iowa registration flashed red and blue lights at him.

The man pulled over, and when the driver of the Buick Century approached his window, the man asked for identification.

When the supposed officer didn't produce any identification, the man in the first car drove away and alerted a Galena police officer he spotted soon after the alleged incident.

As of Monday morning, deputies had not yet found the black Buick Century with Iowa plates or the alleged officer-impersonator.

The Jo Daviess Sheriff's Office describes the impersonator as a black man, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, who was wearing a sidearm in a holster at the time.

Impersonation of a police officer while armed is a felony, the sheriff's office said.

Anybody with information on this incident can call the Jo Daviess Sheriff's Office at 815-777-2141 or 1-800-373-7838.

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