Woman tells police of assault by man claiming to be Macon officer

A woman told police she was raped in a room at a Macon motel Monday morning after a man confronted her and told her he was a police officer.

The 20-year-old woman said she had gone to the Budget Inn on Riverside Drive to pick up a friend. When she couldn’t find her friend, she walked back to her car to leave, where a man approached her and said he was “the police,” according to an incident report in the case.

The man told the woman he thought she was dealing drugs, so he needed to search her. He showed her a beige-colored military ID. He escorted the woman to a first-floor motel room while holding a knife. There, he told her to disrobe. During the episode, the man told the woman that if she didn’t have sex with him, that he would “lock her up for prostitution,” according to the report.

Afterward, the woman was treated at The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

The man was described as white, in his 50s and about 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall. He had brown, greasy hair and was wearing khaki-colored pants or blue jeans, a white T-shirt with blue trim that may have had the words “Parrot Bay” on the front, and white shoes with blue trim. He had acne scarring or “real rough skin,” the report said.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Macon police at 751-7500.