An Edgar Springs man has been arrested for impersonating a police officer. The male subject made several threatening statements to the occupants of the vehicle he stopped, which caused great alarm to the occupants of the vehicle.
On Wednesday, September 20, at approximately 9:02 p.m., the Rolla Police Department received a report of a person who was impersonating a police officer and threatening people.
It was reported that a white male operating a black colored Dodge Charger, which was equipped with emergency lights and siren, had performed a vehicle stop on a motorist near the intersection of 4th Street and Walnut in Rolla. After stopping the car, the driver of the black Dodge Charger confronted the occupants about an alleged traffic violation. During the ensuing conversation, the male subject made several threatening statements to the occupants of the vehicle which caused great alarm to the occupants of the vehicle.
During the course of the follow-up investigation, Thomas H. Scott Parkinson, age 23 of Edgar Springs, Missouri was identified as the person who was posing as a police officer and who performed the traffic stop on the motorist.
On Thursday, September 21, Thomas H. Scott Parkinson was arrested on the charges of false impersonation and harassment in the 1st degree. He was subsequently incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail on a 24 hour hold pending the issuance of warrants.