Law enforcement impersonator takes man’s french fries in Cherokee County traffic stop

Law enforcement impersonator takes man’s french fries in Cherokee County traffic stop
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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer in Tahlequah on Saturday.

An 18-year-old man flagged a deputy down around 1:20 a.m. on Feb. 15 to tell him about the man who pulled him over and took food from him.

Deputies say the victim was driving on Highway 62 near Midway Store in the Woodall area when another man driving what was described as a 1990s model Oldsmobile or Buick flashed red and blue lights behind him.

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Stock photo of police lights.
Stock photo of police lights. (Daniel Tadevosyan / iStock / Getty Images)

The victim pulled over and saw the other driver walk up with what deputies say was a “law enforcement style duty belt” with a handgun holster.

The man asked the victim his age and threatened to give him curfew citation -- but instead took his newly bought french fries and drove away.

Anyone with any information or who may have had a similar experience is asked to call Sheriff Jason Chennault at 918-456-2583.