How do you know it's a police officer? Other Topics, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm
After a young woman from Atherton was pulled over recently by what turned out to be a police impersonator who stole her car keys, Atherton police advise that there are several things that can be done to make sure the driver of an unmarked vehicle is really a police officer.
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Posted by concerned, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm
As a woman and mother of four grown daughters, i was frightened when i read the story of the young woman who stopped for what she thought was a police officer on atherton avenue. the story does not say whether it was daytime or night, but i assume there were no other people around. in my opinion, this young woman put herself at risk, stopping for an unmarked car on atherton avenue, which can be a very quiet road much of the time. i was relieved to hear that she only had her keys stolen, as she could have been assaulted, kidnapped or worse.
i wish police would give women more detailed guidelines on how to protect oneself in such a situation.