In response to multiple calls received throughout the state, Maryland State Police are warning motorists about individuals who are attempting to flag down drivers at exit ramps requesting money.
The suspects are pretending that their vehicles are disabled, flagging down passing motorists on exit ramps and asking for money. In exchange for the money and services given to the scam artist, they are giving fake jewelry in return. These incidents are causing major traffic delays and in some instances, crashes on the ramps. The incidents have been reported to the Maryland State Police in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Harford County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County and Allegany County, Maryland.
Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack troopers arrested two such suspects over the weekend in Baltimore County. The suspects are identified as Aron Miclescu, 29 and Constantin Stan, both from Baltimore, MD. They have been charged with criminal disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment, disturbing the peace by obstructing traffic, walking on highway, parking vehicle on highway shoulder. Additional charges may be forthcoming after review by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Police believe similar types of scams have also occurred in other counties not mentioned. If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact your local Maryland State Police Barrack. Investigations continue.