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Police imposter arrested after pulling over 2 women in Bowie Co.

Police imposter arrested after pulling over 2 women in Bowie Co.
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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 2:56pm

A Queen City man is in custody after he allegedly impersonated a police officer.

According to a victim involved in the case, she was en route to her house early Saturday morning when she was pulled over by a vehicle on Highway 67. The woman says a man wearing a navy blue T-shirt with "POLICE" across the front, tan and yellow gloves and his left hand to his side as if he were hiding a weapon.

The victim, who was uncomfortable, told the impersonator "you're not a cop." The man then turned and walked away. The woman left the scene and reported the incident to 911.

A few hour later, at around 3:05 a.m., another woman driving home on FM 3098 was stopped by a vehicle appearing to be law enforcement. The man, who was once again wearing a "POLICE" T-shirt, told her she had been pulled over for driving too fast. The imposter walked away from the vehicle and the woman drove immediately to her mother's house.

After pulling into the driveway, the victim noticed the man behind her again. He approached her and asked directions to Redwater. He then left the scene.

The woman called 911 and reported the incident. Both victims described the suspect and his vehicle to authorities.

Later, a Bowie County deputy located the alleged vehicle at FM 3098 and Highway 67. When the deputy pulled him over, he noticed the suspect, later identified as Jeremi Matthew Blake, taking off a black T-shirt with "POLICE" across the front and removing something from the dash. Inside the vehicle, authorities found red and blue dash lights, a plastic police badge and a "POLICE" shirt. A set of handcuffs were also in Blake's pocket.

Blake was arrested and charged with two counts of impersonating a public servant. His bond is set at $2,000,000

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