Fake cop frisks girl in Golden Gate, CCSO says

Lee Herald Favicon 16Collier County deputies are searching for a man who frisked a teenage girl while impersonating law enforcement in the Golden Gate area on Sunday.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, a teenager reported that she was stopped by a man who identified himself as a law enforcement officer while walking in the area of Immokalee Road and Rabbit Run Drive around 6:30 p.m.

The man told the teenager that he wanted to search her and threatened to arrest her if she would not cooperate, CCSO says in a news release.

After frisking the victim, the release states, man returned to his vehicle and drove off toward Immokalee.

The suspect is described as a bald, 6-foot-tall white man in his mid-50s with a large build and blue eyes. He was wearing green pants with multiple pockets, a black shirt, and black boots when he stopped the teenager.

A composite sketch of the suspect has been released by deputies.

CCSO asks anyone with information is asked to call 239-252-9300, or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

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