Police: Man impersonating sheriff's deputy in Renton area

RENTON, Wash. -- A man impersonating a sheriff's deputy in the Renton area escaped capture Friday night despite having a helicopter and police dogs searching for him, according to the Maple Valley Police Department.

According to police, suspicious residents called 911 after a man wearing a blue shirt with the word "sheriff" on it showed up at an apartment complex in the 14600 block of Southeast 176th Street around 10:15 p.m. and started telling people he was looking for a car thief.

In addition to the "sheriff" shirt, the man reportedly had a holstered revolver, a walkie-talkie and a knife.

According to police, the man took off running when an actual deputy from the King County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene. And, police were unable to find him.