A 41-year-old Georgia man is accused of presenting himself as an undercover police officer to a woman he picked up at a King Street nightclub.
Mark Christopher Dewitt of Savannah is charged with impersonating a police officer. He turned himself in to Charleston police on Saturday and was released, according to Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis.
A 20-year-old College of Charleston student told police she had been in an argument with another female at the Silver Dollar about 1 a.m. Thursday when a man escorted her out of the club, identifying himself as an undercover police officer, according to an incident report.
The man told her he would take her to file charges against the other woman, the report said. He then led her to a parking garage on Ann Street, where they got into a Range Rover and drove off.
As they were driving around town, the man propositioned the woman and offered her money for sexual favors, according to the report. She was able to persuade him to drop her off on King Street and she ran home, the report said.
The woman first reported the incident to College of Charleston Public Safety officers, who summoned city police to the college Thursday evening to take a report.
According to the arrest warrant, investigators identified Dewitt as a suspect after viewing records from an automated license plate camera on the Arthur Ravenel Bridge that had captured a photo of a Range Rover on the bridge around the time in which the victim and suspect were driving over it.
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