BALTIMORE (WJZ) — City police are on the lookout for a man who is pretending to be a cop…while dressing in drag. 

Kai Jackson spoke with a woman who says the fake cop pulled her over.

The events surrounding the traffic stops of at least two women are nothing short of bizarre.  As police look for the person impersonating an officer, one of the victims shares her story.

Erin Hartz still can’t believe what happened to her on Dec. 17 while driving on a dark stretch of Falls Road in Baltimore City near the Streetcar Museum.

“I noticed a car was tailing me very closely from behind.  I assumed they were drunk,” Hartz said.

She says she saw a flashing blue light.  She assumed it was police trying to pull her over, though she noticed strange things.

“I was confronted with a man who was obviously pretending to be a woman.  I did not know they were a fake cop at the time,” she said.  “They were wearing a ginger colored bob, Harry Potter-like glasses, bright red lipstick, a lot of makeup caked on.”

She drew a sketch of the person she says pulled her over.  The description matches that of a man who police say impersonated an officer on Sunday.  That man was wearing knee-high boots, a black wig, dark jacket with a patch and driving a blue or green Oldsmobile Alero.  They say he, too, dressed as a woman, pulled over a woman driver and stole her license.

If you have information, please call police.

Comments (17)
  1. J says:

    When did they start hiring 9 yr olds to sketch for the police

    1. P says:

      I was thinking the same thing… least it’s not a picture of big bird….lol.

    2. shawn says:

      thats identifyable should take this serious ,next time it could be you…

      1. shawn says:

        and read it through before you comment ,the lady drew it herself.

  2. Mark says:

    You have to understand this is the only quality the city can afford right now in there budget.

  3. squaregrouper says:

    Only in Baltimore. (Hilarious nonetheless)

  4. v says:

    It was drawn by the victim.
    “She drew a sketch of the person she says pulled her over”. Read the article!

  5. nik says:


  6. linz says:

    the woman drew the sketch

  7. HK Phooey says:

    Police are on the lookout for Rosemary the telephone operator from Hong Kong Phooey.

  8. blackseuss says:

    Who in world drew that picture???? is that peppermint patti graduation picture..

  9. J says:

    Thanks for the Laugh HK Phooey. I loved that cartoon. That is an identical look a like.

  10. JG says:

    It’s Velma. Maybe she was fired from Mystery Inc.

  11. Doug says:

    Is that the kid who played Erkel,with a wig.
    Or just a bad drawing

  12. Mary P. says:

    That sketch is a masterpiece.

  13. Wendy says:

    Thanks you guys, I can barely breathe, I’m laughing so hard at your comments…!

    1. Mar says:

      I am in tears laughing at these comments! BCPD should have had a professional do the sketch! LOL@ Velma from Scooby Doo!

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