It sounds like an urban legend: A serial killer posing as a police officer pulling over motorists and then murdering them in their vehicles on the side of the highway. But this is no hoax, as the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is on the hunt for a suspect after discovering two such victims, according to CNN.

The shootings both took place last week, on two separate roadways some 55 miles apart, according to the report. Police say the victims were not acquainted.

Authorities in Mississippi are advising motorists to be cautious if they're pulled over, and to call 911 to verify that the police officer is legitimate. Pulling over into a well-lit, well-populated area is also advised. Scroll down to watch CNN's report on the Mississippi killings.


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      Chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      Incidents like this are the main reason all cop cars used for traffic stops should be marked, with light on the roof.
      jvshenderson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does the Mississippi highway patrol have a police cruiser missing? Otherwise, how else is this guy pulling people over? Maybe he got a Crown Vic or Charger or something and installed his own lights, and the victims think its an unmarked car?
      sdvictor
      • 2 Years Ago
      "We urge everyone to be cautious while driving, especially at night," the Tate County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook page. "If someone attempts to pull you over with flashing lights and you feel unsure of stopping, DON'T PULL OVER. Use your cell phone and dial 911 and if it's a real officer then the dispatcher will confirm it for you and if it's not a real officer they will send help to you." "Our deputies have been told not to overreact if someone does not immediately pull over," the sheriff's office wrote. "Your safety is our primary concern."
      Joseph
      • 2 Years Ago
      is anyone considering it may be a real cop? even if it is....no worries. lame scared ass jurors would free him at trial
      imoore
      • 2 Years Ago
      I saw the story last night on my local news, and the description given was a white unmarked Crown Victoria. That sounds too similar to an event nearly three weeks ago in my county in West Alabama, but the intended victim convinced the fake officer to follow her to a nearby convenience store, and when she pulled into the parking lot, the criminal sped away. The local law enforcement is wondering if this could be related. This is exactly the reason why Chevy doesn't want to sell the Caprice to the public, and why the Carbon E7 was created in the first place. Law enforcement needs a vehicle that is clearly identified as a cop car. Too many criminals and terrorists can access decommissioned police cruisers at auctions without so much as a background check, or get a Crown Vic or Charger or Impala at a local dealer and dress it up as they please, and commit their crimes, simply because they know most people will respect a police cruiser.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @imoore
        But Chevy will likely be selling a version of the Caprice as that whole SS Performance thing. And at the end of the day department still use unconventional vehicles as unmarked sometimes. People don't respect the cruiser, they respect the red and blue lights. The common folk doesn't know the difference between what car usually is a police car and what isn't. And at night, all bets are off.
      Gorgenapper
      • 2 Years Ago
      and to call 911 to verify that the police officer is legitimate. --- Wait, what? By the time you place the call and you're pulled over by the side of the road, you'll be dead. Even if you did get a chance to talk to the operator, what are you going to say to her? "Yeah, I'm pulled over by a white car that looks like an unmarked police vehicle. The license plate is....uhhh....hold on, trying to read it backwards, N O T A C O P L O L *pistol shot*"
      M Mohammad Almoussao
      • 2 Years Ago
      i wouldnt, i called 911 for one time for the same reason and ended up getting charged with: Unlawfull use of emergency services, class a misd
      Norman Potter
      • 2 Years Ago
      @joe i agree with you only fully mark police car should be able to pull a person car over-anyone can go and buy a look like a police car and and get some flashing lights- this is NOT THE FIRST TIME someone driving a look like a cop car and is pulling people over -people have died because of this
      BMW ROCKS!
      • 2 Years Ago
      why would anybody wanna set a foot in mississippi unless u are absolutely destitute?
        Chris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BMW ROCKS!
        I don't know because I have never been there, and it doesn't sound like you have either. I'm reminded of the saying "Don't knock it until you've tried it".
      JDStacy
      • 2 Years Ago
      As someone from Mississippi, everyone talking **** about us can go shove it. The people here are the nicest you'll find, property is cheap (not to mention beautiful), and we certainly don't have a whole lot of arrogant people like you around here to bother us. Oh and if you were wondering, I'm a Neurosurgeon, highly politically active, and play the cello--so for anyone about to make some ignorant comment about us being un-educated and wearing shoes, save it. Every state has their mentally unstable people--oh i don't know--the shootings in VA/DC/MD perchance, or maybe Ruby Ridge. Just a thought. PS, check out the Badass Nova near the top of the homepage if you haven't seen it already...awesome.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JDStacy
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          JDStacy
          • 2 Years Ago
          Appreciate the comment. Michigan isn't so bad either, and I even say that having been to Detroit. One of my Neurosurgical colleagues is from Detroit also--great guy. No pain here though, they're the ones missing out. A couple we know moved here from LA for a job and got "grievance pay" for having to move out here for a temporary job assignment. Funny thing is they liked it so much, the took the pay and changed jobs once the assignment was over just so they could stay. They truly found a treasure for sure. I also like to think that living among normal, hardworking, average people keeps you grounded and humble. Apparently some people would rather exclusively live around the 1%'ers of the country--shame. So much money, so many conflated self images, and so much genuine unhappiness. You can't take it with you.
        BB79826
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JDStacy
        You being a neurosurgeon doesn't do squat to change the fact that Mississippi has some of the highest rates of illiteracy and dropouts in the nation. You should be smart enough to know that. Or have the swamp ticks gotten to your brainpan?
          Chris
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BB79826
          @clquake I am saying that this is not the first time that someone has been pulled over by someone impersonating a police officer. I remember hearing of an off-duty cop in Missouri being pulled over by one, so yes, this sort of thing can happen anywhere. Does that help clear it up some for you?
          bluenarc1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BB79826
          Where i come from the police are the killers. Sweet home california.
          Chris
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BB79826
          What does any of that have to do with the fact that there is a madman in that state, impersonating a police officer, pulling people over, and killing them? These things can, and do happen everywhere.
          JDStacy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BB79826
          Never did I make reference to our literacy rates or high school drop outs. Although, the innuendo that high school drop outs or illiterate individuals are horrible people or inferior (as implied in your post) is absurd and unfortunate. Oh the arrogance these days.
          clquake
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BB79826
          Chris, where do you live where serial killers impersonating cops happens everywhere?
        JAD
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JDStacy
        MS sounds BORING
          Bob Ballou
          • 2 Years Ago
          @JAD
          How dare you !!!!! Multiple-sclerosis is one of the most horrible diseases imaginable.
        Doc Holliday
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JDStacy
        Why is it so hard to believe that a neurosurgeon would post what tries to be a 'puff piece' on Mississippi. Randy Weaver – at Ruby Ridge – was not "mentally instable." On the other hand, the US Marshals that murdered his son by shooting him in the back, while he was walking away; murdered his dog; and the FBI sniper that murdered Weaver's wife by shooting her through a door, (both in contravention of the ROE, which were illegal, anyway), don't strike me as mental giants or as being able to make rational judgments. Let's not forget the $3 million the feds had to pay him because they screwed up. What did Mississippi give us? Murdered social rights workers? Church bombings? Etc
        Melissa Hicks String
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JDStacy
        I feel for the people in the state & communities as a whole, and the families that are touched by this horrible murderer...there are no words. I pray for all of you, I count my blessings and send my sincere & heartfelt prayers to all of you!
        Bob Ballou
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JDStacy
        I, for one, was not wondering if you were a brain surgeon. But now I'm wondering if a fake brain surgeon could kill unwitting victims on the operating table and get away with it. Also, the greatest cello player in history never attended school. His name was Syphonius Euripidus. It's also pretty obvious that many of today's college graduates have never received anything, at all, that resembles a real education.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Tim
      • 2 Years Ago
      As if I needed another reason not to go to Mississippi.
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