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NY Rabbi Accused of Posing as Police Officer Following Road Rage

A rabbi in Westchester County has been accused of impersonating a police officer.
By Eliran Aharon, New York
First Publish: 6/25/2013, 10:23 PM

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A rabbi in Westchester County, New York has been accused of impersonating a police officer.

Authorities arrested a Conservative rabbi in White Plains, who allegedly exploded during a road rage road incident.

The rabbi allegedly got angry after the car in front of him was driving at a slow speed. He then pulled over to the side of the road, flashed a badge at the vehicle and posed as a police officer, CBS News reported.

The woman, whom he attempted to pull over, refused to exit her car and called police, who arrested the rabbi and had him charged with criminal impersonation-- a felony.

Apparently that incident was not the first.  “When we saw that face, we knew that the person who had accosted us — and left my wife completely unnerved and afraid — was the same person who was in the report on Channel 2,” said Peter Moses, a resident of the area who encountered the same situation.

“He had a small badge that did not have the name of a police department on it, so I knew he wasn’t really cop at that point, but I didn’t want to escalate the problem,” Moses said. “But he did threaten to arrest me. I told him ‘Fine, let’s call the police,’ at which point he left.”