Sheriff's Office: Watch out for man impersonating firefighter pulling people over

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Saturday, August 2, 2014

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- Officers are warning Columbia County drivers to look out for a man impersonating a fire fighter and pulling people over.

According to a report, Christian Jerome Lavarias, 19, pulled a young woman over on Louisville Road in the black Chevy Trailblazer he was driving. The woman says the SUV had red and white lights in the grill and below the rear view mirror and had a siren.

When the woman had pulled over, the report says Lavarias got out, went up to the girl's window and said, "You didn't use your blinker when you passed me, and you almost cut me off. Do I need to call this in or is this a lesson learned?" while waving a radio with Columbia County Fire written on it.

After the girl replied it was a lesson learned, she drove home.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office suspects this has happened to other drivers. If this has happened to you or someone you know, call the Sheriff's Office at (706) 541-1042.

The Fire Station on Old Louisville Road has been informed and a supervisor is aware of the situation.


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