Impersonating law enforcement alert in Orleans County

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COVENTRY — The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is notifying residents of a white male with black hair and a noticeable red rash on the left side of his neck, who is possibly impersonating law enforcement.

At around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, a woman says she was traveling south on the Alder Brook Road in Coventry when a light blue car activated a red and blue flashing light bar on the roof of the vehicle and began to follow her.

The woman told police that she didn’t feel comfortable pulling over in a rural area as the car didn’t look like a police car and had no police markings on it.

The vehicle continued to follow her displaying the red and blue flashing lights until she got to the intersection of Vermont Route 14 and US 5 in Coventry, where she pulled over to the side of the road.

The driver of the light blue car pulled over behind her and exited his vehicle. He approached and told her he had stopped her for speeding.

Police say he then got back in his car and turned around and quickly departed back in the direction he had just come from.

The driver is described as a white male of small stature, approximately 130-140 lbs, possibly 30 to early 40 years of age with black hair and a noticeable red rash on the left side of his neck.

The woman told police he was wearing a t-shirt and blue jeans at the time.

The vehicle is described as a light blue, mid-sized car with a red and blue light bar on the roof.

Anyone who may have witnessed this event or has information about the unknown white male or light blue car involved is asked to contact the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department at 802-334-3333.

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