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Woman assaulted by man impersonating off-duty police officer

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 4:42 PM
Last updated Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 1:26 AM
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A woman was assaulted with a handgun Thurs­day morning by a man who impersonated an off-duty police officer, police said.

According to a news release from Rich­mond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser, a woman was walking near Eve and Walker streets about 8 a.m. when a man in a pickup pulled alongside her. The man identified himself as a police officer and showed her a gold star badge before offering her a ride.

The woman entered the truck and was driven to the 2100 block of Hicks Street, where the man demanded sexual acts, Dres­ser said. The woman refused and was assaulted with a handgun. The man then allowed her to leave.

The man is described as black, heavyset, clean-shaven and 35 to 40 years old. He was wearing a black T-shirt and dark gym shorts.

The vehicle is described as a two-tone gold 1990s standard-cab truck. The top portion was darker than the lower portion.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Richmond Coun­ty Sher­iff’s Office at (706) 821-1080 or (706) 821-1020. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Farmboy
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Farmboy 09/13/12 - 08:06 pm
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Sad

This is sad.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 09/13/12 - 06:49 pm
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Never.

I will never resign myself to expect THAT in our community. Share the information and let's turn this alleged assailant in to the proper authorities for investigation and possible prosecution.

Ruckus
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Ruckus 09/14/12 - 02:01 am
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Someone was watching over her

Someone was watching over her because shes lucky he let her go. I hope they also broadcast this on tv to help spread the word even quicker. Then again our tv news is more interested in the county commissioners. I hope they find this !@# before it happens again.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 09/14/12 - 04:29 am
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Dangerous

We're supposed to not fear our protectors (the police) but when something like this happens it hurts our Law enforcement personnel and hamstrings them by some misguided souls!

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Riverman1 09/14/12 - 08:48 am
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Never handcuff a woman

Never handcuff a woman without permission.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 09/14/12 - 08:57 am
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This is terrible

I surely hope they catch this guy, but we have to go back to what our mama always said when we were kids....NEVER get into a car of a stranger!

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