Man Impersonating Police Officer Rapes Coast Woman

Police say at about 2:00 a.m. Sunday, the woman was driving on Interstate Ten when a man driving a truck with police lights on the dashboard pulled her over. The man showed her a badge and got her into the truck under the pretense of bringing her to a police station. Authorities say he then took her to the back of the I-10 rest area near Slidell and raped her, then brought her back to her car.

The woman got treatment and was released form the hospital. Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the rape. The man impersonating the police officer is still on the run. Authorities are looking for a white man with a muscular build and a tan. He is about five feet ten inches tall and 190 pounds. The man drove a white pickup truck with police lights and he flashed a badge. If you have any information, please call the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office at (985) 898-2338.