19. 05. 2017 12:01
A fake police officer attempted to collect a fine for a supposed misdemeanour on the R1 expressway near Nitra on Thursday, TASR learnt from Nitra regional police directorate spokesperson Renáta Čuháková on the same day. Driving a VW Passat with flashing lights behind the front windscreen, the impostor halted another car beyond the Nitra-West exit in the direction of Banská Bystrica at around 9 a.m. He claimed that his colleagues had notified him that the car was speeding. Refusing to prove his identity, he demanded a fine to be paid on the spot. "The people in the car kept their wits about them, and apart from contacting the police immediately, they also took a picture of the suspect," said the police spokesperson. In the picture the man can be seen wearing a black baseball cap without any inscription and a T-shirt resembling a reflective vest over a black police-like T-shirt. Čuháková noted that police T-shirts feature a police badge on the sleeves, and that every officer has their identification numbers and name tags on the front of their clothing.