OHP investigates case of police impersonator
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol continues to investigate the case of a 17-year-old girl who reported she was pulled over and handcuffed by a trooper impersonator.
The allegation caused panic for many Oklahomans, who thought there was a suspect on the loose who was pretending to be a member of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The teen told Oklahoma City Police she was driving on I-40 near Douglas Boulevard when she was pulled over about 8 p.m. July 31st by a car with “flashing red and blue lights” and a siren.
She said the car had “Oklahoma Highway Patrol” on the side.
According to the police report the so-called victim said the man was wearing a dark-colored polo shirt with Oklahoma Highway Patrol embroidered on it.
She said he handcuffed her and put her into the back of his vehicle and searched her car.
However, Oklahoma City Police are now reporting the teen has recanted her story in a police interview.
Authorities are now deciding whether to seek criminal charges against the girl.
Thursday afternoon Oklahoma City Police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are having a press conference to address any public concern and announce whether they will seek charges.