Alleged police impersonator charged after Md. incident

A Baltimore man has been charged with assault and impersonating a police officer after he allegedly pounded the hood of a victim’s vehicle while wearing a jacket marked “Police.”

According to the Anne Arundel County Police, a Linthicum taxi company called them Wednesday evening to say one of their drivers was followed by someone who claimed to be a police officer.

The driver was followed into a parking lot, where the suspect boxed him in using his car, got out and confronted the taxi driver, according to police. The suspect pounded on the driver’s hood with his fist, police said, and later fled.

Police said they charged Bryan E. Benway, 48, with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and impersonating a police officer.

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