Police search for 'cop impersonator' at Butler University
Man seen on campus carrying police badge
Last Updated: 248 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - Students at Butler University are on alert after administrators warned them of a police impersonator seen around campus.
Students received an email Tuesday from officials advising them to be on the lookout for a man pretending to be a police officer.
“(The email) said that a man approached a female student around 10 p.m. and he said he had to use a Breathalyzer on her or something,” student Jill Wanbaugh said.
Officials described the police impersonator as a white man with dark hair, about 30 years old, 6 feet tall, clean-shaven and 160 pounds.
Investigators learned that the man who stopped the student was not with campus or Indianapolis police, despite a signature accessory.
“He had a badge, and when someone pulls out a badge, it’s a cop,” student Henry Robison said.
Student said they felt on edge after learning about the incident.
“It worries us a little bit, honestly,” Wanbaugh said.
Administrators urged students to call university police if they see anything unusual or if they need an escort around campus.
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