Two people have been arrested for one of these incidents.
Pikesville, Md (KM) Maryland State Police are warning motorists about exit ramp scams.
The suspects are pretending their vehicles are broken down alongside the roadway, and are asking for money. In exchange, these individuals give fake jewelry.
Troopers say these incidents are causing traffic delays and, in some instances, vehicle crashes on the ramps.
In Baltimore County, troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack arrested two men from Baltimore this past weekend for an exit ramp scam. Aron Milescu, 29, and Constantin Stan, have been charged with criminal disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment, disturbing the peace by obstructing traffic, walking on the highway and parking a vehicle along a highway shoulder. Additional charges could be filed, according to State Police.
These scams have been reported in Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel, Harford and Allegheny Counties. But authorities believe they have occurred in other jurisdictions.
If you have information on these incidents, or witness them yourself, you’re encouraged to contact your local State Police barrack. The number for the Frederick State Police Barrack is 301-600-4151.
By Kevin McManus