CHICAGO (STMW) – A man calling himself “Officer Franklin” is posing as a federal agent to rob people on the South Side.
The man approaches victims in a tan SUV, pulls over to talk to people on the sidewalk and identifies himself as an agent or “Officer Franklin,” according to a community alert from Area South detectives.
The robber convinces people to get into the SUV under the guise of a criminal investigation, then drives them a short distance and robs them with a silver semi-automatic handgun, police said. He does not show police credentials or wear a uniform.
He’d have to be a pretty stupid “federal agent crook” to show them his ID or maybe wear a uniform and a nametag, eh?
BTW, which “federal agents” wear uniforms? Oh, sure, all FBI agents look like the Men In Black, but the DEA guys are pretty hard to distinguish from the guys they’re chasing.