Published: Feb 01, 2011 4:42 AM EST
Updated: Feb 01, 2011 1:42 AM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says a man looking for sex pretended to be an officer to hit on a woman.

The woman tells WINK News John McDonald, 58, started following her as soon as she left for work on Thursday. She says she realized he was behind her when he started honking.

"I kept on going. I figured it was just a hello," she explained.

 But as she kept driving on Freeport Avenue, she noticed he was still driving behind her.

"The honking continued, and a wallet with a badge was flashed to me," she said.

That's when she decided to pull over near an open area at Loveland and Peachland boulevards. She thought he was a real police officer, and had broken a traffic law. Within seconds, McDonald approached her and waved a retired officer badge. However, she says the conversation they had quickly took an unexpected turn when he made inappropriate sexual comments towards her.

"I didn't appreciate it," she said.

Deputies say there is a possibility McDonald has done this before, but has never been caught until now. If you know of any other incidents call the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.