On January 13, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and told of an unknown person impersonating a law enforcement officer and conducting traffic stops. The caller stated that on January 13, at approximately 6:20pm, while in the area of County Hwy 0605, DeFuniak Springs, a black Chevy Impala stopped the caller and wanted to know why they were driving so slowly. Once the subject realized that the caller was the wife of an officer, he left the scene.
The vehicle is described as a black Chevy Impala, possibly a 2002 model, with red, white and blue lights located on the dash.
The driver is described as White male, Approx. 45 years old, dark brown full beard and moustache, approx. ½ to 1” in length. Possibly brown eyes, under 6 feet tall and a fit build. He was wearing a navy or black polo shirt that had the name “Litchen” embroidered in yellow on the upper left chest area of the shirt. No other words were on shirt. He was wearing a black windbreaker and knit cap that covered his head and ears. His pants were navy or black BDU pants and his shoes were dark colored. He had a badge attached to his belt on the left front side.
Anyone with information as to the identity of this subject is urged to contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850-892-8186 or anonymously at Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers by calling 1-888-654-TIPS or Text "TIP214 plus your message" to CRIMES (274637).
If you feel that you are being stopped by someone who is not a law enforcement officer, before pulling over make sure you are in a well-lit area, if there is not an area available, continue at a safe speed until you find one, and contact the Sheriff’s office before stopping.