Elmont Teen Arrested For Impersonating Police Officer
Published on February 28, 2013 · Filed Under Crime
Andrew Schreier, 19, flashed a badge and airsoft gun during road confrontation
(Long Island, NY) An Elmont teen has been arrested after impersonating a cop during a road rage incident on Wednesday afternoon, Nassau County police said.
Andrew Schreier, 19, flashed a badge and what at first appeared to be a pistol during a confrontation with another driver, a 29 year-old man, in Elmont. Schreier allegedly pulled his vehicle up alongside the victim’s, rolled down his window, and quickly displayed a gold-colored badge, according to police.
“I’m a cop, and I’ll give you tickets,” Schreier reportedly said. He then proceeded to produce what appeared to be a black handgun and pointed it at the other driver and his passenger, a 47 year-old, cops said.
After Schreier drove off, the victims called 911 to report the incident and then slowly followed him, keeping responding officers in the loop as they led them to his location.
Police later confronted Schreier in the backyard of a nearby home and placed him under arrest. He had a glass bottle of what is believed to be the drug Ecstasy in his shoe, police said. The pistol that he had allegedly threatened the victims with was recovered as well, and revealed to actually be an airsoft gun, a non-lethal recreational weapon which only fires small plastic pellets,
Police also recovered the badge he displayed to the victims, which was actually a U.S. Postal Police badge. Schreier also possessed a forged Department of Homeland Security photo identification, two Federation of Postal Police photo IDs, and a forged New Jersey license, according to reports.
Schreier was arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead on the charges of menacing, possession of a dangerous weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance, forgery, and criminal impersonation.