More victims possible in Upstate fake cop incident


Spartanburg County Deputies say that another potential victim has come forward saying that he believes Harry Medina tried to pull him over.

Medina was arrested on Wednesday, after a victim picked him out of a line up.

The victim told deputies that Medina tried to pull her over in the parking lot of Ingles on Highway 9 in Boiling Springs, yelling at her over a loud speaker and then walking up to the car flashing a badge and telling her he was a retired cop.

Deputies say that if you are being pulled over and you don’t feel safe, signal to deputies that you are aware that you are being pulled over. You can call 911 to see if they are aware of any officers reporting that they are pulling someone over.

If an officer comes to speak to your window, you are within your rights to ask for a badge and credentials. If an officer cannot produce those, call 911.

Medina was arrested and convicted in 2014 of intentionally spreading HIV. Medina is currently on probation.

Medina was given a $2,500 personal recognizance bond and released on Wednesday. Medina’s probation officer and the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office have been in contact about a violation of probation warrant.

We checked with police equipment supply store R & R public safety in Spartanburg. They require credentials for anyone trying to buy a police badge.

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