A Philadelphia firefighter is in custody after he allegedly threatened a woman with a gun following a car accident.
Sources close to the investigation say 40-year-old Michael Brown was driving in the Bridgesburg section of the city on Saturday around 4 a.m. when he rear ended a female driver at the intersection of Aramingo and James Street.
The woman wanted to exchange car insurance information and call the police but Brown allegedly refused, leading to an argument between the two. Brown then allegedly walked to his car, grabbed a gun and pointed it at the woman’s face.
Brown allegedly claimed he was a Philadelphia Police Officer. Sources say the woman demanded to see his badge which caused him to flee the scene. Before he could escape however, he was met by real police officers who took him into custody, according to sources.
Sources tell NBC10’s Nefertiti Jaquez that police found a BB gun, brass knuckles, Xanax, Oxycodone and Methamphetamine inside Brown’s car.
Brown was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, driving without a license, terroristic threats, simple assault and impersonating a police officer.
Brown has worked as a Philadelphia firefighter for nearly a decade.Sources say Brown was already on leave prior to his arrest after he allegedly stole money from a patient he transported to the hospital a few weeks ago.
“We are aware of the situation and the disturbing allegation,” said a spokesperson with the Philadelphia Firefighter’s Union. “We are cooperating fully with the authorities but will have no further comment pending the outcome of this investigation.”