We share enough stories about bad cops here that it's worth noting that sometimes a bad cop isn't actually one—sometimes they are impostors! NYPD is currently on the hunt for two men whom they say pretended to be cops last month in order to fleece a tourist.

The incident in question went down on Sunday, June 3rd at about 6:15 a.m. when the victim, a 42-year-old man, was approached by two men on the corner of West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. The duo apparently identified themselves as police officers and asked for the victim's ID. But he didn't have it on him, explaining it was back at the Econolodge a few blocks up where he was staying. So the pair walked him to his hotel room and once there insisted he pay them money, which he did.

Then, according to the NYPD, "all three got into a cab under the pretext that they were going to the precinct to check the money. Upon arriving in the area of 125 Street the suspects got out of the cab and jumped into another vehicle pushing the victim out of the way."

Police are now looking for any information about the two men, one of whom is pictured above. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Meanwhile, while we're on the topic of NYPD impersonators? If you want to learn about possibly the craziest NYPD impersonating scam ever, go read this story about the 1965 case of the Chickens and the Bulls. Good long read for the commute.