Warning: Fake police traffic stops being reported in Mon County
The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department has learned that two people were pretending to be police officers and stopping vehicles earlier this week.
According to a press release, the two men were wearing black polo shirts with what looked to be a Mon County Sheriff's Office logo on the left chest and were stopping vehicles in the Tyrone Road area of Cheat Lake on Sunday.
One man looked to be about 25 to 30-years-old, about 5'9" tall with dark hair and a goatee. The other man is about 40 to 50-years-old, six feet tall and is bald with a gray or light brown beard to the middle of his chest. He had a spider web tattoo on his elbow.
Both men were wearing black pants, belts and had weapons on their sides. They were also carrying portable radios on their shoulder. They had a black Ford Crown Victora. Everything was black and had no front license plate. The car had red and blue lights in the dash.
Deputies are urging everyone not to give these men any personal information and to call 911 right away and tell dispatchers all you can.
The press release also says that any deputy conducting traffic stops will be in a full, official uniform.