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Wis. authorities look for someone who reportedly is faking being an officer

OLIVER, Wis. -- The Douglas County, Wis., Sheriff's Department wants to know who has been playing cop.

A man drove behind a woman for about six miles Tuesday evening, then activated blue and red lights in his dashboard on county Highway W south of state Highway 105 in the Oliver area just before 10 p.m.

The man, who was wearing a utility-style belt partially covered by a jacket, approached the car, identified himself as an officer and asked her for identification. He returned to his car, then came back and returned the identification, telling the woman he was giving her a verbal warning. The woman became suspicious and contacted police, who determined the man was not an officer.

A similar incident occurred in the same area on March 19, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The man was described as 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet, 4 inches tall with short brown hair.

The car was described as a light blue, four-door sedan with red and blue lights in the dashboard and a spotlight on the driver's-side doorpost.