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HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (KTHV) - Investigators say an 18-year-old girl was pulled over by a fake police officer in Helena-West Helena Thursday night.

The girl told police that the man put her left hand in a handcuff and started fondling her; she was able to escape and call 911.
Police said the driver was reportedly in a black, unmarked car with blue lights.

Drivers are encouraged to ask officers for an ID and police say never to get of your car for an unmarked vehicle. When in doubt, police say it is always acceptable to drive to a well-lit, public area before pulling over.

Anyone with information regarding the fake officer is asked to call police.