Mon., July 9, 2012 12:00pm (EDT)

Paulding Warns Of Police Imposters
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Paulding Sheriff Gary Gulledge said drivers can call to confirm a Paulding County deputy is pulling them over if they’re being stopped. He’s warning motorists about police impersonators who robbed a driver Friday. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
Paulding Sheriff Gary Gulledge said drivers can call to confirm a Paulding County deputy is pulling them over if they’re being stopped. He’s warning motorists about police impersonators who robbed a driver Friday. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
Authorities are warning motorists to be wary of police impersonators who robbed a driver in Paulding County.

Sheriff Gary Gulledge said a black Ford Crown Victoria with a blue dashboard light stopped a woman late Friday. Two men in business clothes approached the woman. One of the men took her wallet, and the men then fled.

Gulledge said drivers can always proceed to a well-lit area if they believe they are being pulled over by what appears to be a police vehicle. In that case, the sheriff said drivers should travel below the speed limit and put their hazard lights on.

He said drivers can also call 911 to confirm a Paulding County deputy is pulling them over.