Fake cop assaults Tulare County woman

VISALIA, Calif.

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The woman fought the man off and then called the real cops. The suspect is between 35 and 40 years old. He is reportedly around 5-eight and 160 pounds.

Deputies say it's against the law to impersonate a peace offer and they plan on filing criminal charges against the suspect if he is caught.

Deputies ask that you keep a few tips in mind when your being pulled over:

* Never stop in a dark area.

* Always ask for the officer's name, ID, and badge.

* Keep the sheriff and police department non-emergency numbers handy so you can verify if there is an officer in your area.

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