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Deputies Say Man Apparently Posed As Officer, Frisked Juvenile

Reported by: Send eMail Kaylin Searles
Reported: Jul. 2, 2014 12:05 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 2, 2014 1:09 PM EDT
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Winfield , Putnam County , West Virginia

Putnam County deputies said they are looking for a man who apparently posed as a police officer and frisked a male juvenile.

The juvenile was not assaulted or harmed during the incident that occurred Monday along State Route 817 near Leslie Lumber Co., according to a news release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies said a 13-year-old male was walking along the road when he was approached by a man who was dressed as a law enforcement officer and told the child he was under arrest.

After frisking the juvenile in a law enforcement-style, pat-down search, the suspect took several pictures of the juvenile and left the scene.

Deputies said they do not believe the individual is affiliated with law enforcement.

The man is described as white with black hair and a small beard. He stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has blue eyes and a scar under his right eye. He is believed to be driving a black car of unknown make and model.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s department at 304-586-0256.



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