Police: Teen Poses as Police Officer, Attempts To Lure Woman into Car
A Hudson Valley teen allegedly attempted to lure a woman into his car by acting as a police officer.
On Monday, the Red Hook Police Department received a call reporting a suspicious driver who attempted to offer a ride to a woman walking on East Market Street between Vin's Auto and Red Hook Auto.
The woman told police that an unknown man driving a white Toyota Corolla identified himself as a police officer and offered her a ride.
Red Hook police launched an investigation in hopes of finding the driver. On Friday, police received a tip from a Red Hook resident regarding a suspicious vehicle that matched the vehicle involved in Monday’s incident.
The driver, a 19-year-old man, admitted he stopped the woman to see if she needed help. Following an investigation it was determined that the unnamed teen wasn’t a threat to the public, police say. However, the investigation is ongoing.
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