Fake cop pulls over woman in Rochester

Police Lights.jpg
We are part of The Trust Project.

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A man impersonating a Rochester police officer was spotted again.

A woman was driving around 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, when she was pulled over by what she believed was a police officer driving what appeared to be a Rochester police vehicle, according to Police Capt. Casey Moilanen.

The "officer" told the woman she was speeding, told her not to do it again and then went back to his car and drove away.

The man was described as a white male with a tattoo on his neck. He is approximately 6 feet tall and 25 years old with a thin build. The man had a name tag that read "Sledgehammer."

He was wearing a baseball cap that had Rochester police written on it and wore a black tactical-style vest and had a handgun on his hip.

What to read next
State, local agencies tab accessory dwelling units of 800 square feet or less as solution for homelessness.
The Cowbot would be a way to mow down thistles as a way to control the spread of weeds, "like a Roomba for a pasture," says Eric Buchanan, a renewable energy scientist at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, Minnesota.
The Red River Valley Water Supply Project will sue farmland owners for eminent domain if they don’t sign easements before July 8, 2022. Farmers say the project is paying one-tenth what others pay for far smaller oil, gas and water pipelines.
Attendees to a recent meeting at a small country church on the border of Minnesota and South Dakota found armed guards at the church entrance. Then someone saw an AR-15, prompting a visit by the sheriff. It's the latest development in a battle for the soul of Singsaas Church near Astoria, South Dakota. The conflict pits a divisive new pastor and his growing nondenominational congregation, who revived the old church, and many descendants of the church's old families, worried about the future of a pioneer legacy.