Victim of police impersonator attack hopes someone will turn man in to police

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 25, 2015) -- A man attacked by a police impersonator told his story to CBS4, hoping someone will turn him in.

Last Wednesday, May 20, Jose Sanchez was biking home from work near Castleton Square Mall. Sanchez lives less than a mile away and thought he'd be fine going such a short distance.

He had entered his complex, Riverbend, when he saw red and blue lights and a tall, muscular guy get out of a Dodge Charger.

"At that moment, I'm thinking it's a cop," Sanchez said.

As soon as the man asked for his name and he noticed he wasn't wearing a uniform or clean-shaven, though, Sanchez knew something was wrong.

"(I asked), 'What's your name.' He said, you don't need to ask me, I asked you. ... He's angry, (I can) see his face, angry," Sanchez said.

That anger quickly turned into a demand.

"(He said), 'This is the deal, give me 100 bucks, you're free to go.' I (told) him no, I will call 911," Sanchez said.

When he reached in his pocket for his phone, the man attacked, punching Sanchez in the face and kicking him off his bicycle. He then took off westbound on I-465.

Sanchez described the suspect as a white man, over six feet tall with a full beard. He was wearing all black and a black baseball cap and driving a newer model black Dodge Charger with red and blue lights in the windshield.

He hopes someone will recognize the guy or knows who he is and will turn him in. If you have any information, call police or Crimestoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

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