GRAPEVINE, Texas – Grapevine Police identified a man accused of impersonating a police officer earlier this summer. 24-year-old Raimond Jett Nutz is charged with one count of Impersonate a Public Servant, a 3rd degree felony.
On June 26, 2018, at approximately 1:45 a.m., a woman reported being stopped on SH-26 after pulling out of a fast food drive-thru. She described the vehicle as an unmarked white Ford Crown Victoria with flashing red and blue lights on the dash. The woman reported the man was wearing a “baggy uniform” with no identifying marks or weapons.
The man told her she was pulled over for driving five miles over the speed limit, but she could avoid a ticket by paying him money. The woman doubted he was a real officer, and ultimately drove off and called Grapevine Police.
The detective investigating the case immediately sought surveillance video from the area, and looked for any other potential witnesses or similar reports of a man posing as an officer. He also questioned several businesses that hire security officers. One of those businesses confirmed a man was working security for them in Grapevine on June 26. After a review of evidence and a photo lineup with the victim, that man was positively identified as the suspect.
An arrest warrant was issued for Raimond Nutz and Crowley Police arrested him on the outstanding warrant on Wednesday, August 15. He was transported to the Tarrant County Jail and later released on a $2,500 bond.
Grapevine Police applaud the victim for trusting her instincts, getting out of this potentially dangerous situation, and immediately reporting the incident to police. Anyone who is stopped by an officer and feels something is wrong should call 911.