DECATUR — Police said they are investigating after a Decatur woman told them she had been visited Sunday afternoon by a man posing as a detective.

Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said the woman said the man visited her at her home on Forest Crest Road. He was described as wearing a coat with Decatur police patches but also had other patches that said “parole” on the sleeves, which Copeland said “doesn't make any sense.”

The woman said the man seemed to have knowledge about her, because he talked about a relative who is soon to be paroled and expected come to live with her, police noted.

“But she says he said she can't have any parolees at her address because she has pit bulls that don't have microchips or something,” Copeland. “It's very strange.”

Copeland said the man gave the woman a business card that does belong to a real Decatur detective, but he was out of state on vacation Sunday afternoon.

Police found out about the incident when the woman called asking to speak to the detective who was listed on the card.

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Staff Writer

Courts and public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.