A South Houston woman was pulled over by a man posing as a police officer, and now investigators are looking for other victims and asking them to come forward.
Sandra Cover was driving west on Spencer Highway when she said a man in a white car pulled up along side her and told her to pull over. Cover ignored him at first, but then she said the man identified himself as a police officer, flashed a badge and turned on police lights inside his car.
"Well, I thought maybe he might be a cop because he's got the lights and he had already identified himself as a police officer," Cover said. "He walked up to the window and he showed me his badge."
The badge looked very similar to an authentic South Houston police badge, except the fake one had the words "Volunteer" and "Crime Watch" written on it.
Police Chief Herbert Gilbert said no such program exists in the city.
"You might not see the word volunteer," Gilbert said. "But you do see South Houston, and you might think it's a South Houston police officer."
Cover recognized the badge as a fake and she called the real police right away.
"I said, 'I'm on the phone with the South Houston police.' He immediately went back to his car and drove off," Cover said.
Not before Cover had a chance to copy down the suspect's license plate number and give investigators a detailed description.
South Houston officers found Daniel Martinez Damian at his home, and they said he was wearing a gun holster on his waste band.
"We didn't see a gun, but he did have several bullets in his pocket," Gilbert said.
Damian was arrested and charged with impersonating a public servant. His criminal record dates back to 1983 and he is currently being held without bond.
"I was fearful for my life," Cover said. "I didn't know if this guys was going to harm me. It just didn't make sense, that's why I called the police. I'm glad I did."