COLUMBIANA - A man driving a van in the city or surrounding area trying to pass himself off as a police officer is not a member of the Columbiana Police Department, Police Chief Tim Gladis said Tuesday.
confirmed the department received a call from a woman Monday evening who said she
had been stopped by a man in a white van.
According to the woman's description she
had just left the Sparkle Market and was at the state Route 14 intersection when the man in the van began honking his
horn at her
and actually got out of his
vehicle and approached hers when she
was stopped at a traffic light.
said the woman did not provide a license plate number and did not file a report, but wanted the department to be aware of the situation.
The guy probably wasn't anybody or he
would have stuck around," Gladis
The man was described as a black male wearing a ball cap and he
reportedly did not show a badge or any other form of identification during the confrontation.
said the matter is being investigated as an isolated road rage incident.