Men accused of pretending to be police, stealing car

Ian Sargent was dressed in officer uniform, police say


SAN ANTONIO – A man is accused of posing as a police officer, pulling a woman over and then stealing her car, police said Friday.

The man's friend was involved in the car theft, said officers, adding that the pair left the victim stranded.

The incident took place in December, in the 900 block of North Loop 1604, police said.

The woman told investigators she was driving when she saw blue and red lights flashing. She pulled over, thinking it was a police officer.

Police said Ian Sargent was dressed in an officer uniform. He asked the woman for her driver's license and registration, officers said.

Sargent then lured her out of the car and that's when Sargent's friend got into the woman's vehicle and drove off, according to police.

The friend later admitted the pair stole the flashing lights after breaking into a private security car the night before, police said.

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