Lincoln man reports alleged police impersonation
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A man in Lincoln reported that someone had called him and was allegedly pretending to be a police officer.
The Lincoln Police Department said a 27-year-old man came into the downtown station, 575 S 10th St., around 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday to file a police report.
Officials said the victim reported that he was talking to an unknown person, who he believed to be a woman, on a dating app. The victim reportedly received messages from another person that claimed he was the woman's father and that she was actually a 15-year-old girl.
According to authorities, the victim got a call from an unknown person and they claimed to be an LPD sergeant. The number that the unknown person was calling from was reportedly the nonemergency number for the police, 402-442-6000.
The victim reportedly said the unknown person wanted the victim to stop talking to the girl and to pay them $3,000 in order to keep this out of law enforcement.
LPD said the victim did not send any money to the caller and made the impersonation report instead.