Armed man represented himself as cop, complaint says



Photo of contraband courtesy NYPD 104th on Twitter.

A Bushwick man faces weapons charges after he was pulled over while using lights that made him seem like a police officer on April 2. During a the motor vehicle stop in Ridgewood, police recovered an imitation pistol, a gravity knife, metal baton, metal knuckles, handcuffs, hollow point bullets and a stun gun.

According to the complaint, 56-year-old Anthony White was observed failing to signal before making a left hand turn, while driving a gray, 2002 Mercury Mountaineer with active and authorized flashing lights.

When the officer from the NYPD 104th Precinct Approached the vehicle, he observed that White has a police scanner in plain view in the center console of the vehicle.

White was unable to produce a valid driver’s license at the scene and a subsequent search yielded an imitation pistol, which resembled a black 9MM semi-automatic pistol without a stopper affixed to the side of his pants in a holster. Further search yielded the¬†gravity knife, metal baton, metal knuckles, handcuffs, two magazines containing 10 hollow point bullets and a stun gun.

He was placed under arrest at the scene and arraigned on April 3. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court on June 22.

White faces charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, possession of an imitation pistol, unauthorized possession of pistol and/or a revolver/ammunition, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, equipping autos with radio receiving sets without a permit, unauthorized possession of handcuffs, unauthorized lights and driving by an unlicensed driver.

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