Man Posing as Officer Tries to Lure Woman Into Car in Ballston, Police Say

A man posing as a police officer tried to lure a woman into his car late Saturday night in Northern Virginia, police said.

The woman was driving in Arlington's Ballston neighborhood around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when, she says, the man pulled up behind her and turned on a red rotating dashboard light.

He pulled her over in the 4000 block of N. 11th Street, and approached her car while carrying a badge. He demanded that she get out of her car and go with him to the police station.

When the woman told him she wanted an officer in uniform to respond, the man got back into his car and drove away.

Many Ballston residents said they're concerned for their safety after the incident. 

"We're very shocked and surprised, we really can't believe it's happening in our community," Ballston resident Todd Lewis said.

Police said if you should call their non-emergency number if you're unsure about an officer during a traffic stop.

If you have any information about this case, call police at 1-866-411-TIPS. 

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