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Deputies arrest man posing as officer

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A man was arrested Saturday just moments after he used an emergency light to pullover a female motorist, Shelby County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Shular said Tuesday.

Detectives said the man was impersonating a law enforcement officer, and may have stopped other female drivers.

Around 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Shular said, deputies received a call about a man using an emergency light to stop motorists in north Shelby County, near Raleigh.

Deputies patrolling the area saw a white Chrysler 300 with a flashing light in the windshield. The Chrysler was parked behind a Dodge Neon on Old Raleigh-Millington Road near Addington Drive.

According to Shular, deputies saw a man standing beside the driver’s door of the Neon. Although not in uniform, he had a gold badge on a chain around his neck, and a pistol strapped to his side.

The man later told investigators he pulled the woman over so he could get her phone number.

Investigators are not releasing the man's name or picture because the plan to use him in photo line-ups as they search for other possible victims.

If you have information about the man, or if you believe you are a victim, call the Shelby County Sheriff's Department General Investigation Bureau at 901-545-5600.

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