REDLANDS -- Police are looking for the public's help to find a man who impersonated a police officer Friday afternoon when he pulled over a school bus.

The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. as the Redlands Unified School District bus was exiting the 10 Freeway at University Street.

The driver turned west onto Citrus Avenue and was pulled over by a silver sedan with blue and red flashing lights under the rear view mirror, according to a city news release.

The driver identified himself as a police officer and flashed a gold, star-shaped badge.

When the bus driver told him she was calling the California Highway Patrol, the fake cop fled.

The suspect was described as a white male adult, 30 to 35 years old, about 6 feet tall with a thin build and short, reddish brown hair. He was last seen wearing a light blue, button-up long-sleeve shirt and tan pants. He also had an ID card with the word "investigator" written in red that was clipped to his shirt.

The suspect's vehicle was described as a silver, newer model four-door sedan, possibly a Chevrolet or Ford.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Redlands Police Dispatch at 909-798-7681.

Anonymous tips can be provided by texting 274637 using the keyword "REDTIP. "