The Will County Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public that three complaints have been made to other law enforcement agencies regarding a man, posing as a member of the Will County Sheriff's Office SWAT team, illegally making traffic stops.
The man is described as a male light-skinned black, wearing a black shirt with SWAT on it, blue jeans with a silver and black handgun in his waistband. The man did not show a badge at the time of these incidents. His vehicle is described as a green older model Chevy Malibu, with black rims and a stick-on strobe light near the windshield. The vehicle was also described as being 'beat-up'.
Police officials say in all three incidents the man claimed to be hired by Will County sheriff's office to enforce the "Stay at home" policy currently in place. The man also is asking the victims where they are going and where they are coming from. In one incident, the man warned of a citation being written for $500 for violating the policy. After speaking with the victims the man drove away.
Two incidents have been reported in the Plainfield area and one incident in southern Will County. The Will County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to be cautious if you see this vehicle and to call 911. Law enforcement agencies throughout the area have been notified of these incidents and are asking residents to report any sightings.