The Will County Sheriff's Office is warning that three complaints have been made to other law enforcement agencies regarding a man who is reportedly posing as a member of the Will County Sheriff's Office SWAT team and is illegally stopping vehicles to enforce the "stay at home" executive order.
Two incidents have been reported in the Plainfield area and one incident in southern Will County.
The sheriff's office says in a statement that in all three incidents the man claimed to be hired by the Will County sheriff's office to enforce the "stay at home" order currently in place and officials say he is reportedly asking the victims where they are going and where they are coming from.
In one incident, officials say it was reported that the man warned of a citation being written for $500 for violating the order. After speaking with the victims, the man drove away.
The man is described as a light-skinned black male, wearing a black shirt with "SWAT" on it, blue jeans, with a silver and black handgun in his waistband.
Officials say the man did not show a badge at the time of the incidents. His vehicle is described as a green older model Chevy Malibu, with black rims and a stick-on strobe light near the windshield. The vehicle is also described as being "beat-up."
The sheriff's office is advising residents to be cautious if you see the vehicle and to call 911. Law enforcement agencies throughout the area have been notified of these incidents and are asking residents to report any sightings.
Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cited for crimes have not been proven guilty in court and all acts are alleged.