Bloodied fake cop motorist and accomplice steal car in Baton Rouge neighborhood, police say | Crime/Police
Investigators said Friday that a Baton Rouge man, working in concert with another, used red and blue lights on his car and dressed in police gear to trick a motorist on a neighborhood street and steal his car.
The victim, bloodied after refusing to give up his Honda Accord, approached an East Baton Rouge parish deputy at a Circle K on Perkins Road on Thursday night and said a fake cop had him whipped him with a pistol and bound his arms with a zipper. The fake police car, a Kia Soul that was previously reported stolen, was later found in Baton Rouge. Alkeyven Ray Ennis, 30, was arrested following a number of complaints, prison records show.
According to sheriff’s deputies, the victim said he was driving on Metairie Drive in the Perkins Village subdivision when he thought he was being pulled over by law enforcement. The fake officer told the victim to get in his car, and when the victim recognized the trick and refused, the fake cop used a radio to call for “backups,” according to an affidavit.
After a second man arrived, the fake cop hit the victim in the head with a gun and, after a brief struggle, tied him up. The vic fled to Circle K, and the two men left – one in the vic’s Kia and one in the Honda.
Later Thursday, the Kia passed a North Ardenwood Drive license plate reading camera, which alerted police. After a short chase, the Kia crashed onto North 49th Street and the driver ran towards a house.
According to the sheriff’s office, Ennis was found wearing a leg holster on his left leg, black pants, black boots, and a black shirt matching the description the victim provided. Officers looked inside the vehicle to see if anyone else was present and saw police-style lights, a portable radio and a black “police-style” vest, the sheriff’s office said.
According to an affidavit, the victim gave an “accurate description” of Ennis, including his hairstyle.
Deputies said Ennis told investigators he only had the Kia for four or five minutes, after trading drugs for it, and did not go to Avenue Metairie Thursday evening.
Ennis is charged with impersonation of a police officer, armed robbery, second degree aggravated assault and forcible confinement. The victim’s front scalp was cut open by the blast from the gun, the sheriff’s office said.
Some law enforcement records show a Morganza address for Ennis.