AUBURNDALE — A Flushing man was arrested two weeks ago for allegedly impersonating an officer to settle a dispute, the Queens district attorney’s office said.
Peter Germanis, 53, of Auburndale Lane, was arraigned May 4 on a criminal impersonation charge for the incident that took place April 28 around 5:05 p.m., according to the Queens DA’s office.
A man got into a verbal dispute with Germanis at the corner of Auburndale Lane and Gladwin Avenue, when the suspect pulled out a police badge and said he was an officer, the criminal complaint said. Germanis, who has never been a member of the NYPD, allegedly then got into his vehicle and drove away from the scene, according to the complaint.
An officer recovered the badge from the defendant who told him he received it from a police officer friend, the criminal complaint said.
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