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Plainfield police seeking man who posed as cop to get woman's number

PLAINFIELD – Police say a man impersonated an officer Saturday while attempting to get a woman's phone number.

About 10 p.m. a woman came out of Little Caesar's Pizza, 13327 S. Route 59, and was approached by a man in uniform with a gun and radio, according to a Plainfield Police Department news release.

The man was white, in his early 40s, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and had short dark hair. The patch on his sleeve was not a Plainfield police patch, but he identified himself as a Plainfield officer and asked her for identification.

According to the news release, the victim got her driver's license from her car and showed it to the man, who then asked for a second form of identification.

"The male handed the victim her identification back and indicated he was going to write her a ticket," police stated in the news release. "The victim asked why she was being issued a ticket and the male indicated he wouldn’t write her a ticket if she gave him her phone number. At that point, the victim walked towards her car and left the area."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Sgt. Kevin McQuaid at 815-267-7209.

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