Lost girl mistakes Mariska Hargitay for real cop during ‘Law & Order: SVU’ shoot

Mariska Hargitay is seen kneeling talking to a child who was really lost in a New York City park.

NEW YORK — Actor Mariska Hargitay has played a police officer for so long that she apparently embodies the role.

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A little girl mistook Hargitay for a real-life cop when the actor was getting ready to film a scene in New York City on April 10, People reported.

The girl, who was separated from her mom, saw Hargitay in her Olivia Benson costume and went up to the “Law & Order: SVU” alum for help.

Hargitay stopped production for 20 minutes to help find the girl’s mother.

The incident happened at the Anne Loftus Playground in Fort Tryon Park, TMZ reported.

“Law & Order: SVU” has been on the air for 25 seasons, making it the longest-running primetime live-action series in American television.

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