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Apr 15, 2015 - Man Impersonating Odessa Police Officer
The Odessa Police Department says if you're pulled over by a suspicious vehicle with flashing lights, there are a couple of options to keep you safe.
Cpl. Steve LeSueur, with the Odessa Police Department, said, "Do not stop. Especially if he gets out of the vehicle and you can see he's not in uniform and he doesn't have a badge.
You can drive to the police station, call 911 to verify the stop to make sure it's legit."
originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
a reply to: WarminIndy
It was an ATF vehicle. That why I didn't recognize it. Big white SUV Escalade, I think he was just trying to help let me know my bulb had blown or fuse went out and when I didn't pull over for the grill lights and kept going for a lighted populated area he called in the Sheriff. I was so freaked out and scared I ran right over the tire-blow-out strip even when I saw the two legitimate officers rolling it out.
Maintained proper 55 mph the whole time until I saw the strip, then slowed so as not to wreck out. Had a classic car back then and didn't want to hurt it. Tires can be replaced more so than body work. Plus I felt a little safer once I saw official State Troopers. Still, I've never had an encounter like that before in all my years. Might have been a lot of things going on with the Patriot Act and/or local dealings. Dunno.
But yes. I had just left the city limits when the lights came on. I thought the SUV behind me was just another civilian until the whole thing was explained to me during booking. The officer who took me in even asked if I was on drugs. I wasn't. It's ok though, they were nice during my time in the joint and the soup was awesome.
All good. Just still gotta clear up some paperwork that didn't translate over to my home county in another state and then I'm good to go with voting again. Somewhere paperwork got glitched in the system and I'm still listed as a felon in my current state. Just have to send a letter requesting clarification documents and all is good.