Jun 19, 10:49 AM EDT

Patrol investigating fake police in eastern Missouri


FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating reports of fake police pulling over women in eastern Missouri.

The Park Hills Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/2rN55NS ) reports that on June 8, a 24-year-old woman was stopped in Jefferson County by a car with flashing lights. She told police a man wearing a black ski mask and a hoodie tried to open a rear door. She pointed a pistol and he left.

At 4:40 a.m. on June 10, a 19-year-old woman was stopped by an SUV with flashing lights in St. Francois County. She sped away when she saw the SUV driver wearing a ski mask and a hoodie.

The patrol urges anyone unsure if they're being pulled over by a real officer to slow down, turn on hazard lights and call 911.

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Information from: Daily Journal, http://dailyjournalonline.com

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