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Martin County Sheriff warns about police impersonators

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Two men are posing as law enforcement officers and trying to pull people over in Palm City, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff William Snyder says the men are driving a newer model burgundy Nissan Maxima with red and blue emergency lights on the front dash.

They tried to pull over a driver in the area of High Meadow Avenue.

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver is described as a black male in his early 20s with a large build. He was wearing a white shirt, and dark pants. The passenger is described as a black male in his early 20s, with a short afro-type haircut.

The sheriff says everyone needs to be on the lookout for these men.

"The dangerous thing for people in this situation and for us is we have no idea what the person is up to.  Sometimes we get police impersonators who do no more than tell someone to stop driving erratically but it can also lead to catastrophic consequences,” Sheriff William Snyder said.

If you think you are being pulled over by an impersonator you should call 9-1-1 immediately.

Deputies say you should continue driving to a safe area, turn on your flashers and follow the directions of the 9-1-1 operator.

Anyone with information about the impersonators is urged to call Detective Drew Patterson, at 772-220-7075.

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