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Camaro owner says police stop him searching for impersonator with same car

Posted: Updated: Feb 11, 2014 04:30 AM
COLUMBIA, Tenn. -

As Columbia police search for the driver of a yellow Camaro who has been impersonating officers, one car owner says he has been pulled over multiple times in the past week.

Authorities began searching for the impersonator after a man was pulled over by the phony officer and robbed February 2.

Since then, the bandit has struck three more times, with the last two incidents occurring both Friday and Sunday nights.

On Sunday, the alleged impersonator flashed blue lights at a vehicle, but fled when they realized two people were inside the victim's car.

The victim reportedly saw a white male driver with another male wearing a hat in the passenger's seat as it drove away.

The on-going search effort is beginning to affect those who own the same or similar model cars.

Camaro owner Ben Brancheau said he was pulled over by police for the fourth time after Friday's incident.  He only purchased his car last week.

"My mom was joking and said, ‘You will probably get pulled over.' I played it off and then I did. I'm fine with it. I know they want to catch the guys. I cooperated. We just think it's funny at this point," Brancheau told News 2.

When Brancheau was stopped, police used their speaker system to ask him and his girlfriend, Cacy Corcoran, to get out of the sports car with their hands up.

"They told us to put our hands out of the window, [to] put your hands in the air. [They had a] flashlight in one hand and guns in the other," Corcoran said.

She continued, "It was terrifying, the fact they had guns drawn and patted down Ben, and came over the intercom screaming."

Brancheau said he understands police are doing their job, but it is becoming a hassle to get pulled over so often.

"Last night was a little scary because we were at gunpoint and they did actually take me out of the car," he said, adding, "I'm not paranoid I'm getting looks. It is my dream car, I wouldn't change getting it for the world."

Brancheau said he hopes the real bandit is arrested soon.

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