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Bogus officer hits woman in Wareham

Wareham police are searching for a man who impersonated a police officer and hit a woman in the face with a flashlight after pulling her over in her car.

A woman reported that a man in a dark sport utility vehicle or pickup truck with a flashing blue light in the windshield area signaled her to pull over to the side of Main Street in West Wareham at 9 p.m. Saturday, police said.

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After the woman stopped, the man approached her from his darkened vehicle and asked her to step out of her car, the statement said.

The man, whom she ­reported to be around 40 years old with dark hair and a distinct Adam’s apple, claimed she had a broken tail light, accord­ing to police.

The woman began to suspect the man was not a police officer and started to drive away when he struck her in the face with a flashlight, causing a minor injury, police said.

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