A man was searched by a pair of imposter cops armed with badges and handcuffs who thought he had drugs in San Francisco on Thursday, police said.
The man had just dropped his daughter off at school and had parked at home in the 800 block of Brunswick Street when the attempted robbery occurred.
At around 8:50 a.m., the suspects identified themselves as police officers and “started yelling at him,” police said. The victim said the suspects had badges that “were gold like the BART police,” cops said.
The suspects demanded that the victim “give up the drugs.” The victim had no idea what they were talking about, police said.
The sham cops tried to handcuff the victim, but failed, and then searched the trunk of the car, police said. There were no drugs, cops said.
“The suspects then realized it was time to go, and fled down the street,” police said.
Police searched but could not find the suspects.
One of the suspects was a white man in his 40s with brown hair and eyes and a full gray beard. He stood 5-feet-7, weighed 165 pounds and wore a black jacket, baseball cap, pants and shoes, police said.
The second suspect was similarly described: a white male, 5-feet-7, about 165 pounds. He wore a black baseball cap, hoodie, pants and shoes, police said.