Travis County Sheriff's Office warns of false traffic stops regarding Stay Home, Work Safe order

 The Travis County Sheriff's Office is putting out a warning about someone who's believed to be making false traffic stops. Officials say TCSO has received several complaints about a large, unmarked black SUV that pulled people over yesterday (3/25) morning.

The SUV could be a Tahoe or an Escalade.

In each report, TCSO says a man walked to the back bumper of the person's vehicle and refused to get any closer. 

The man claimed to be a deputy and told the driver to go home citing the Stay Home, Work Safe order.

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When the driver tried to show documents, identifying themselves as essential employees, the man refused to look at the documents and ordered the driver to go home immediately.

TCSO says traffic stops are conducted by full marked units. Deputies will wear uniforms and come to the driver's window and accept identification.

Anyone who may have been stopped by this vehicle today is encouraged to call TCSO and report it. 

You can call non-emergency dispatch at (512) 974-0845, Option 3 or the Tip Line at (512) 854-1444.

If you're concerned about being pursued by someone pretending to be a deputy or an officer, officials say you can put on your hazard lights and call 911 to verify that a legitimate traffic stop is happening.


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