October 14, 2021
The targeted woman filmed the two men – who wore police caps, purple disposable gloves, and white sneakers – at her door after they allegedly tried to enter her home and refused to present identification. As the woman started to record the encounter, the two men hid their faces and became aggressive, with one of the fake officers threateningly drawing his baton and attempting to grab her phone.
Warning fake police in the tower Hamlets area
Two people dressed up as police are going around to people houses to rob them
This lady was smart as she ask for ID pic.twitter.com/8TJmYWn19G
— London & UK Crime (@CrimeLdn) October 14, 2021
Despite repeated attempts to intimidate the woman, the two men soon fled the area and pretended to call for backup through a fake radio, before sprinting away down a nearby road.
The disturbing video went viral in London on Thursday after being posted on social media by the grassroots reporting group London & UK Crime.
Look at him talking into the "radio" till the end 😂 that's commitment. Where did they get those costumes?? 😂😂😂
— James Doe (@JamesDo69729593) October 14, 2021
Lady was smart to film these obviously fake cops…pic.twitter.com/57GrL8BMBS
— Michael Morgan (@mikewhoatv) October 14, 2021