Police Can't Stop Fake Cop

Miami-Dade police are having a hard time tracking a fake cop on the roadways

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    Miami-Dade police need your help catching one of their own kind. Well, someone pretending to be one of them.

    The man, who wears a police T-shirt and flashes a badge, has successfully pulled over eight motorists since May and robbed them of jewelry and cash. The impostor drives a four-door gray sedan and must also be equipped with some fake police lights to get people's attention to pull them over.

    As if Miami-Dade's law enforcement needs more help tarnishing its public reputation, this rash of robberies by a fake cop may cause motorists to think twice about stopping when the real boys in blue try to make a traffic stop.

    Most of the robberies have occurred in southern Miami-Dade and the fake cop is pretty bold. He pulls people over day or night.

    Fake Cop Bandit in Action

    [MI] Fake Cop Bandit in Action
    That's him in the blue shirt forcing a woman to the ATM for cash.

    Victims have said the man has even threatened some people with deportation. The man also tells his victims he is carrying a gun so police consider him very dangerous.

    Police released surveillance video Thursday of the man at one of his recent stops. In it, he walks a victim into a gas station to get some cash from the ATM.