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Fake Spokane cop stops Gonzaga student

Gonzaga University is warning students of a police impostor after a man impersonating an officer stopped a student near campus this week.

The man was wearing a dark blue uniform and told the woman she had failed to yield to pedestrians after he stopped her about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at Cincinnati and Desmet.

He asked for her identification and had the woman open her glove compartment and trunk before letting her leave. The student reported the incident to Spokane police.

The man was driving a tan Cadillac Escalade with Washington plates. The Cadillac had red and blue flashing lights across the top of the windshield, but no other police markings

Gonzaga security remains students to pull over in a visible location and to call 911 to verify an officer’s identity if suspicious.

The impostor is described as a white man in his early 40s, 5-foot-11 with a medium build and buzzed blond hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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