Crime

What would you do if an unmarked vehicle tried to pull you over?

A woman told deputies she was scared to death when a white pickup truck with blue lights pulled her over in a dark, rural area behind a school.

Two people in the truck, believed to be males, reportedly are not law enforcement officers, Chief Deputy Don Bass said.

The woman told deputies the truck pulled her over in the back driveway of West Hancock Elementary School near Leetown Road about 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Chief Deputy Don Bass said.

“The woman was upset and rightly so,” Bass said. “She was too upset to give many details.”

The school is on Mississippi 43.

The woman described the truck as a white, full-sized pickup that’s an older model, Bass said.

It’s not clear yet what the males said or a reason they gave for the the traffic stop.

“We haven’t been able to verify what happened, but I’m sure the victim will be able to remember more details today,” he said.

Motorists have the right to drive to a well-lit, safe location if an unmarked car tries to pull them over and they don’t feel safe, Bass said.

“We encourage everyone to remain vigilant,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hancock County Sheriff's Office at 228-466-6900.

Investigators also want to hear from anyone else who may have been pulled over by the same truck.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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