FORT WORTH, Texas - Fort Worth police are looking for a man who used flashing lights on his car to stop a woman and rape her.
The attack happened on Feb. 18 shortly after 8 p.m. The woman was driving on Loop 820 near Team Ranch Road when she noticed a black Dodge Charger with flashing lights following her.
The woman pulled over because she thought a real police officer was trying to pull her over. In reality, police said the suspect was using a white spotlight mounted on his driver’s side door and a flashing red light attached to his roof.
Police said the man ordered the woman to get out of her vehicle and walk over to the passenger side of his Charger. He then sexually assaulted her.
“Because this was a potential traffic stop style situation that was on the freeway in that area we're looking or anyone that may have been by, driving by that saw this that could give us a little bit more information,” said Fort Worth PD Sgt. Chris Britt.
The suspect is described as being about 6 feet tall with a stocky build. He wore a dark jacket, dark “jogger-style” pants and white high-top Converse Chuck Taylor shoes. He also had a Southern accent, police said.
His black, four-door Charger had tinted windows, rear tail light covers, black rims and a Texas license plate. It may still have a “police style” spotlight connected to its front driver’s side.
Police say after the suspect drove away the woman was able to drive to a nearby location and call police.
Police want motorists to know if they are being pulled over and have any doubt the person is an officer, they should: slow down, turn on hazard lights, get to a safely lit area and call 911 to help get confirmation the person is an officer.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Worth Police Department at 817-469-TIPS.