A Lexington man says he was pulled over and then robbed by another man, who was impersonating a police officer.
The victim, who has not been identified, told police he was driving on Woodland Avenue about 9 p.m. Monday when he was pulled over by a dark-colored Ford Explorer with flashing lights on the front, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
A man approached the victim's window, showed him a badge and questioned him, Roberts said. While searching the car, the fake officer took an undisclosed amount of cash, Roberts said.
The victim told police the fake cop had a gun, but he was not threatened with the weapon.
Impersonating a peace officer is a class D felony, according to state law.