The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is working to locate a
man who went to a home on Highland Hills Road in Crestview and
pretended to be an officer with the Crestview Police Department.
The female victim says she first got a phone call the evening of
July 9th from an individual claiming to be from the Crestview
Police Department. The man on the phone told her that her
husband had been killed in a traffic crash. A short time later, a
white male came to her home wearing black pants, a white shirt
with a silver badge, and police style hat. He said he was with that
agency and that her husband had been killed in a car wreck.
She says the individual left in an apple green Chevrolet minivan
with dark windows, chrome spinning hubcaps, and a torn right
front mud flap. The distraught woman called her daughter, who
called her father’s workplace and learned he was alive and well.
Impersonating a law enforcement officer is a third degree felony.
Investigators say there are no known suspects at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Okaloosa County
Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers