Police Arrest Man They Say Pretended To Be Cop, Lured Girl

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Police have arrested a Connecticut man they say pretended to be an off-duty police officer and tried to lure a teenage girl into his car.

Naugatuck police on Wednesday charged 35-year-old Raimundo Donascimento with breach of peace, impersonation of a police officer and second-degree reckless endangerment.

A 16-year-old girl told police that at about 8 p.m. Monday she was riding a bicycle when a man she didn’t know drove up to her and asked if she needed a ride. The driver said he was an off-duty police officer and didn’t have his badge.

The girl refused and screamed, attracting the attention of passers-by, and the driver took off.

The suspect was held on a $100,000 bond pending a Wednesday court appearance. It could be determined if he has a lawyer.

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