by: Eric Philips Updated:GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.,None —
A Gwinnett woman said she was humiliated by an officer who turned out to be an imposter.
Brandy Evans said the man who pulled her over on a Gwinnett County road made her perform an embarrassing act.
“It made me feel humiliated,” Evans said.
The run-in happened Nov. 5 when Evans was getting food for her family. She was driving down State Route 141 when, according to a police report, she started sneezing, causing her car to swerve in its lane. Next thing she knew, there was a dark blue Crown Victoria beside her, the driver peering into her car, Evans said.
“Finally, he got behind me, and he turned on his blue lights, and I was like, 'Oh great,'” Evans told Channel 2’s Eric Philips.
She pulled over into a Chevron gas station on Peachtree Parkway in Norcross.
Evans said the other driver told her, “‘Good evening, my name is Officer You Don’t Need To Know, can I see your driver’s license?’”
She said she didn’t have her license with her, and he told her to get out of the car.
“First thought that went through my mind was, ‘I’m going to jail,’” Evans said.
She said the fake officer told her he’d give her a ticket for not having her license unless she begged him not to.
“And I said, ‘No, I’m not getting down on my hands and knees and begging you. That’s just wrong.’ And he said, ‘Alright I’ll give you the $300 ticket,’” Evans said.
So, she begged.
Evans said she told him, “Please sir, don’t give me a ticket. I’ll do anything possible not to receive the ticket.”
When she got home and called Gwinnett County police to file a complaint against the officer, she learned the man who stopped her was an imposter. Now she’s working with investigators to find him.
“I could have gotten murdered, raped, kidnapped,” Evans said. “And when he does get caught, I’ll be waiting with the law on my side.”
Evans said the man was white, skinny, about 5 feet 11 inches with a scar above his right eye.