Fake cop strips, cites 'Magic Mike' movie

2012-07-20T12:01:00Z 2012-08-15T14:39:46Z Fake cop strips, cites 'Magic Mike' movieBy JONATHAN EDWARDS / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

Lincoln police are on the lookout for a fake cop who’s brushing up on his stripping skills.

A 17-year-old girl told police she was driving on Yankee Hill Road between 84th and 70th streets at about 6 p.m. Thursday when a man behind her in a white car turned on his lights and sirens, Officer Katie Flood said. The girl pulled over, thinking he was a police officer.

The man, who wore a dark blue, button-down shirt and dark blue pants, pulled his car to the left of hers, walked to the driver’s side of her car and asked for her license and registration, Flood said.

The teenager told police she looked away to get them from her glove box, and when she turned back, the man had unbuttoned his shirt.

She said he told her he was practicing for “Magic Mike,” the Warner Bros. film released June 29 about male strippers.

She drove off and called police.

Flood said pretending to be a police officer is no joke.

“Any impersonation is obviously concerning to the police department,” she said. “That stretch of Yankee Hill is pretty desolate.

“Even though it took an amusing turn, it’s important to get this out there.”

She asked anyone with information to call 402-441-7204.

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