ECSO: Cop Impersonator Busted in Pensacola, Accused of Sexual Assault as Fake Officer

PENSACOLA, FL (WKRG) — Deputies have arrested a man accused of impersonating an officer to attempt sexual assaults in the Pensacola area.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of 46-year-old Martin Goodman on the charge of impersonating a law enforcement officer on Tuesday night. Investigators say Goodman was later found to be responsible for other sexual assaults in the area.

On Tuesday night, deputies say a driver was being told to pull over on Highway 90 in Santa Rosa County by another driver, later identified as Goodman.  The driver said Goodman had a light on the dashboard and flashed a badge outside of his vehicle in attempt to pull them over.  Assuming Goodman was a cop, the driver pulled into the Winn-Dixie parking lot on Creighton Road, but called 911 to confirm the officer’s identity.

Deputies say Goodman got out of his vehicle, flashed his badge and began arguing with the driver to get out of the vehicle, but left soon after.

Using a description of the vehicle, Pensacola Police found Goodman, along with a security badge and light on the dashboard.  He was arrested by authorities.

Over the course of the investigation, deputies discovered Goodman was responsible for a sexual battery that occurred on May 18.  In that incident, investigators say Goodman also pretended to be a law enforcement officer, allegedly pulling over a driver near Amber Street and North Davis Highway.

Goodman has also been charged with sexual battery.

Investigators believe there may be more victims.  Anyone with information is asked to call 436-9620.

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