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Ryan James Purdy
Back in December, Seattle Police announced they were looking for a man posing as a cop accused of robbing people in Volunteer

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Be On the Lookout for a Fake Cop with a Box of Porn

Purdy Mugshot.jpg
Ryan James Purdy
Back in December, Seattle Police announced they were looking for a man posing as a cop accused of robbing people in Volunteer Park. The suspect was eventually identified 46-year-old Ryan James Purdy (aka Tracy Byers), and authorities have yet to locate him.

But, apparently, that doesn't mean Purdy has been laying low. According to SPD, he's been keeping busy by carrying around a box of porn and continuing his impersonation of of a police officer.

According to SPD:

Since we posted Purdy's picture on the Blotter, detectives believe he's tried to pull his fake cop scam on two other occasions, most recently in north Seattle.

Shortly after 2:30 pm on February 10th, Purdy's latest victim was walking through Woodland Park--near N. 50th Street and Woodland Park Avenue N--when another man, believed to Purdy, approached him and asked him to come look at a box of pornographic magazines lying in the grass inside the park.

The victim, concerned children in the park would find the box of magazines, took the box and walked to his car. The suspect followed the victim, and got inside the victim's car. That's when the suspect flashed a fake badge, said he was doing a "drug sting," and said he needed to pat the victim down.

During the pat down, the suspect took the victim's wallet, rifled through it, and returned it to the man. The suspect then took back his box of porn, got out of the victim's car, and the victim drove off.

About an hour later, the victim realized his bank card was missing from his wallet--and had since been used at a grocery store--and called police.

Seattle Police go on to say Purdy's is also suspected of recently knocking on the door of a Capitol Hill home and telling a woman inside that he was a federal agent. Luckily, according to SPD, the woman "promptly slammed the door in his face."

Naturally, anyone with info regarding Purdy's whereabouts is encouraged to contact police.

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