Maryland man accused of impersonating officer

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Baltimore, MD, United States (4E) – A 48-year-old man from Baltimore, Maryland who claimed to be a police officer when he pounded on a cab driver’s vehicle Wednesday afternoon has been charged.

Anne Arundel County police said Thursday, a Cab Connection staff in Linthicum informed officers that one of the company’s drivers was trailed into the Motor Vehicle Administration’s facility in Glen Burnie by a motorist because of a possible traffic violation disagreement around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to police, the man, wearing a jacket with the word “police” on the back, forced the driver to stop after boxing him in.

After claiming to be a police officer, he attacked the driver by pounding on the hood of the driver’s vehicle before escaping.

Police located the suspect, Bryan Edward Benway, at his Baltimore home.

Benway was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and impersonating a police officer.

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