SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Police are warning the public after a man impersonating an officer pulled a woman over in Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and then beat and robbed her.
Maryland State Police say the woman was driving on U.S. Route 13 in Salisbury when a dark, unmarked car with emergency lights in the dash pulled up behind her just before noon Wednesday. Thinking it was an officer, the woman pulled over.
Police say that’s when a man walked up to her window and immediately began assaulting her. He also robbed her.
The 61-year-old woman was taken to a hospital with head, neck and other injuries.
Maryland State Police are reminding drivers that if they’re unsure whether they’re being pulled over by police, they can drive to a more public place or call 911.
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