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Cute Swede pulled over by 'policeman' for a date

The Local/og · 26 Apr 2012, 09:27

Published: 26 Apr 2012 09:27 GMT+02:00

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Angelica, 26, confessed to newspaper Aftonbladet that she may have been driving too fast in Sigtuna, central Sweden, on Monday night when she was pulled over by what she thought was an undercover police car with flashing blue lights.

The man in the car told her she was driving too fast, but he told her they could skip the formalities and that she could drive on, wrote Aftonbladet.

However, this exchange didn’t seem to satisfy the infatuated inspector, who proceeded to follow the woman and pull her over again several minutes later, this time asking for her phone number “just in case something happened”, according to the paper.

The woman obliged, and was bewildered to receive a text after midnight from the passionate patrolman:

“Hello, I want to meet you in Upplands-Väsby tomorrow, what time suits you? Just so we can talk a little. And you can get a free coffee,” said the text, according to the paper.

“You got to keep your driving license and you got away without a fine. You were so cute in your blue jeans ;) Can you be in Väsby around 5pm if that works?” it continued.

”I didn’t know what to believe, I thought it was completely sick,” the woman told the paper, adding that she rang the man later, confirmed that he claimed to be a policeman, then told him that she would report him.

The man allegedly had no equipment, badge, or uniform to indicate he worked for the law enforcement.

The local police were left scratching their heads at the matter.

Mats Johnsson, the officer leading the investigation, claims the police are taking the matter seriously, and cannot yet say if the covetous cop was indeed an official officer.

“This is not good, whether it was actually a policeman or not,” he told Aftonbladet.

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“It would be ludicrous if it turned out to be a colleague, but you just never know,” he said.

Meanwhile, the woman, who claims to have lost faith in the police, has begun to avoid the roads where the incident occurred, fearing another meeting with the man, reports the paper.

According to Aftonbladet , the “policeman” has since stopped answering his phone.

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10:24 April 26, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
It is now Thursday, and she was pulled over Monday, and the buffoons who run the police force are still not able confirm if this was a real police officer?

This level of disorganization and confusion does not exactly inspire a lot of confidence that they can apprehend any criminals who are at large.
11:04 April 26, 2012 by bourgeoisieboheme
Meanwhile, the woman, who claims to have lost faith in the police, has begun to avoid the roads where the incident occurred, fearing another meeting with the man, reports the paper.

Umm, did I miss the part where she was raped or attacked or threatened or something? She got picked up on by a cop, I can think of one million things that would make you scared but not this. I wonder if she goes on disability after this for fear of driving?
11:16 April 26, 2012 by Reason abd Realism

Not yet established that he was in fact a cop.

Apparently their investigations department is not able to ascertain this, even with the guy's phone number provided to them by the girl, from the SMS messages.

True that she was not attacked, but creepy if some guy bought flashing lights to impersonate a police officer and pull people over. An attacker dressed as a police officer last year in Norway last year was able to do a lot of harm.
11:39 April 26, 2012 by JulieLou40
@ #3: Well said. Number 2 seems to have completely missed the point.
12:56 April 26, 2012 by wolverine2k
The flashing blue lights are readily available in Biltema and nobody cares if someone buys one. But it is a bit scary that people could impersonate as undercover police. A couple of weeks ago, such a black volvo with flashing blue lights jumped the signal and missed hitting some pedestrians on the sidewalk. And surprisingly there were no other cop cars before or after the volvo left. So it might have been fake or the volvo was really headed for a crime scene...
13:00 April 26, 2012 by bourgeoisieboheme
I got the point, I'm just saying I would not be scared to drive, maybe flattered and weirded out a bit but not incapacitated so that I was scared to drive!
13:34 April 26, 2012 by Puffin
So wait a minute - she handed out all of this information to this man based on a blue light stuck on his car? he had no

- uniform

- police badge

- police car

- equipment - for example you would normally have to blow and they would put licence data into the machine to check licence and insurance

hmmmm - making identity theft easy
13:34 April 26, 2012 by Mb 65
Would it have been common sense to go to the police then make a date and meet him with plain cloths policeman.
14:32 April 26, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
Sounds like a scene from the Robert Altman film "Shortcuts": in it Tim Robbins plays a cop who stops a woman driver and seeks a 'date'!!
15:00 April 26, 2012 by Twiceshy
> - equipment - for example you would normally have to blow

That's what the guy was hoping for!
15:22 April 26, 2012 by k2kats
To bourgeoisieboheme:

We all react differently to circumstances, based on the totality of our life experiences and our personal preferences.

Choosing to drive a different route right after an event like this is hardly incapicitating.
16:13 April 26, 2012 by bourgeoisieboheme
K2kats: Agreed, guess I was baffled by her reaction. I have had a couple friends in Sthlm asked out by police officers though so it happens more often than we think.. but they were never pulled over and asked even if this guy was a cop.
17:14 April 26, 2012 by gpafledthis
why else be a cop other than to meet girls ?? for the respect you get ?? can't even thump a deserving "brownie" without some bs !!
23:16 April 26, 2012 by binishpeter
Flashing bluelight only? why should one stop if no flashing red light?
00:40 April 27, 2012 by DAVID T
No doubt she was some femminist dyke
06:59 April 27, 2012 by Farr
david T: no doubt you are a bigoted dumbass.
05:01 April 28, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
How do we know the driver was "cute" as the headline suggests? There is no photo of her! :)
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