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BLOOMINGTON — The McLean County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a man who reportedly impersonated a police officer when he pulled a motorist over on Saturday afternoon.

The department, in a post on its Facebook page, said officers responded to a call involving the man using flashing lights to get the victim to pull over. He then approached the car and attempted to "subdue the victim but was unable to do so."

The incident occurred around 3:15 p.m. on 700 North Road between 1900 East Road and 1600 East Road in rural Bloomington, said the department. 

The victim was was able to drive away and had no further contact with the suspect, whose vehicle was described as a mid-size, black four-door car with blue lights in the front and back windows.

The suspect was described as white, with a thin build and in his 40s. The sheriff's office said it reached out to local fire departments "and with their cooperation, we have not been able to identify the suspect as being a member of those agencies."

The department urges all motorists to call 911 immediately if they are suspicious about a vehicle or a person attempting to pull them over. 

Anyone with any information about the Saturday incident is asked to contact the McLean County Sheriff's Police at 309-888-5019, Detective Dave Fritts at 309 888-5078 or McLean County Crimestoppers at 309-828-1111.

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