Sunday, June 20, 2010

Franklin Police Looking For Impersonators

Channel 5 News

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Franklin police are searching for two men who impersonated a police officer and forced a teen to take a drug test.

Police said the two men went up to a juvenile at the Walgreens on Fieldstone Parkway around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The men were wearing navy blue uniforms with a gold badge, black, patent-leather shoes, and a gun on their belts.

Police said the juvenile told them the men showed them the credentials in their wallet and said the victim matched the description of someone seen using drugs in the area. The impersonators had the juvenile submit to drug tests and then let him go after telling him the tests came back negative.

The suspects were last seen heading north on Hillsboro Road in a white Ford Crown Victim with a license plat on the front with black lettering and a license plate frame with "City of Franklin Police" written on it.

Franklin Police would like to remind residents that Franklin Police will never ask a juvenile to submit to drug tests without contacting a parent first. A real police officer will never ask someone to go off into the woods to submit to drug tests. Always stay in a well-populated area, such as a parking lot, when speaking with police officers in public.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact the Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513. Anonymous tips could be worth cash by simply calling Williamson County Crime Stoppers at (615) 794-4000. You can also send an anonymous text message tip to Franklin Police by texting the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411

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