Suspicious traffic stop reported to police
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a suspicious traffic stop reported by a woman on Saturday. The woman, who thought the officer’s conduct was strange the night before, reported the incident to police, but they found that no officer had initiated a traffic stop at that time.
On the night of March 24, the woman was reportedly pulled over in the area of Billingsley Road and Leonardtown Road in Waldorf by an older model car, perhaps a Crown Victoria, with emergency lights, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said. The purported officer, described as an adult black male with a stocky build, told her she was stopped because of a broken tail light and asked for her driver’s license and vehicle registration. After a few minutes, he returned her belongings and left without identifying himself or saying anything further.
The women, who found his behavior strange, reported the incident to the sheriff’s office on March 25, a spokesperson said. After reviewing records, it was determined that no sheriff’s office deputy or Maryland State Police trooper had initiated the reported traffic stop.
Police say no similar incidents have been reported. Any similar experiences should be reported to the sheriff’s office by calling 301-932-2222.