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Woman Recalls Traffic Stop by Fake Cop in Drag

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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:27 PM
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When the man dressed in a wig and Harry Potter glasses with caked-on makeup and lipstick pulled her over and said he was a police officer, Erin Hartz thought she was an unwitting participant in the next John Waters movie.

"This would only happen in Baltimore," the 23-year-old recalls thinking.

The man flicked on a flashlight and shined it in her eyes, scanned her license and registration, then told her not to speed. "Get home and drive safe."




Watching from a side mirror, she said he approached her vehicle in what can only be described as a "prance, a flamboyant shimmy." He was tall, lanky, wearing a fake-looking ginger bob-style wig, an oversize police hat and blue-pleated pants that "poofed" at the hips. He was white and probably in his 40s.

A lanyard with a picture ID hung around his neck, and he was wearing white gloves. The man told Hartz she had been speeding, then walked away. Hartz said it occurred to her that he hadn't said what the speed limit was, and she yelled to him to ask. He said 25 (it's actually 30 mph on Falls Road) and drove away.



This is the funniest thing I have seen in a LOOOOOONG time!!


Baltimore Sun




posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:40 PM
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Yep its 2011 alright - the article didn't say if he got out of a police car or regular car. I assume it was a police car as that would make a person pull over. Can you imagine the expressions on the faces of those that he stopped, priceless)



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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That's classic. So there are actually people in this world that dress up in clothing of the opposite sex, impersonate a police officer and pull people over? (Double impersonation?) That's....weird. It's very very weird. I just don't get it.
Imagine you're driving home, and you get pulled over by what turns out to be a transvestite, and he/she asks for your license and registration like everything is normal. What would you do? Laugh? I don't think the police department has a no-transvestite policy, so you never know, it could just be a transvestite trying to make a living enforcing the law.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 09:30 PM
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My guess is it's a real cop.

On or off duty the "impersonating an officer" excuse is a common cover for police behaving badly.

Notice it's rare they ever catch those pesky imposters. I've lived in three states and every year in each state there had been "impersonating cops" pulling people over, assaulting them, rambling drunk, all sorts of ridiculous things. Not one was eve caught. How hard can it be to find somebody pretending to be a cop? They commit the crime in the open, plenty of folks have to see their plates, they drive around with flashing lights, there has to be a record of all that equipment they need to get the look. As far as criminals go these don't seem like they'd be very hard to find.


 
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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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Odd... I wasn't even in Baltimore recently.


~Heff



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 11:08 PM
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While I don't think I would have fallen for this one I may have had to play it safe anyways because in this day and age it may be okay for a police officer to be transsexual....so while I may have had some reservations about the authenticity of the officer's identity (forgive the pun), I would have kept quiet just in case he happened to be one of the minute number of police officers in the USA who are transexual and dress as women in public...

I have to say though this is very funny....



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by punctual
While I don't think I would have fallen for this one I may have had to play it safe anyways because in this day and age it may be okay for a police officer to be transsexual....so while I may have had some reservations about the authenticity of the officer's identity (forgive the pun), I would have kept quiet just in case he happened to be one of the minute number of police officers in the USA who are transexual and dress as women in public...

I have to say though this is very funny....


I see what you are saying. I absolutely cannot believe they'd allow that.. I don't have anything against it by any means but just as a government entity made to enforce 'the law' I would assume they would want their law enforcers to be mainstream. (this assumption is based off social stigmas and has nothing to do with my personal opinion of trans-sexual people. I am all for being your own person
) Sort of reminds me of the army and the controversy over 'don't ask don't tell' I could be way off base, forgive me but I just don't see it. Now I definitely could see a legitimate police officer having some fun and messing with people! ie. Super Troopers.


Originally posted by Hefficide
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Odd... I wasn't even in Baltimore recently.


~Heff


Must have been your evil twin. Might want to lock up your wigs and, apparently according to one of the sources--combat boots too!!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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That's great!!! Sooo friggin great! Why the hell can't we have cops in drag in KY???

Hide yo children, hide yo wives and hide yo husbands cuz they pullin over errbody out here!


I love drag, lol. I'm a girl, but it's beyond awesome. I have to respect any man that has better makeup skills than I do!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 02:37 AM
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LOL! I can't disagree there. Either way it seems to me this guy had some fun. I am all about not always taking life seriously!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 06:03 AM
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Ack... Choked on my tea laughing when read ... Thats hilarious thanks for sharing it...




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