Firefighter impersonator caught on camera in Lake Elsinore

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a man pretending to be a firefighter who may be scoping out homes to rob in Lake Elsinore

Deputies are investigating after a man impersonated a firefighter as the Holy Fire burned in Lake Elsinore.

Home surveillance video shows the man walking up to the front door of a home on Monday. The man told the homeowner he was with the Riverside County Fire Department.

But, he was not.

The homeowner became suspicious when she reviewed other surveillance video that showed the man walking through her backyard and even peering into her home.

Authorities say if the fire department needs to contact you at home they will be in full uniform, not a t-shirt.

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