Heavily armed wacko drove around Ridgewood impersonating a cop, DA says

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He wasn’t a cop, but he played one while driving the streets of Ridgewood.

A Bushwick man arrested this weekend after cops caught him driving a vehicle equipped by unauthorized flashing police lights also had a full array of weaponry in his possession, police said.

On April 2 at around 11:19 p.m., authorities said. officers from the 104th Precinct spotted a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer equipped with unauthorized lights that flashed as the driver turned onto Wyckoff Avenue without signaling.

After they approached the vehicle, law enforcement sources said, officers observed a police scanner sitting in the car in plain view.

The driver, 56-year-old Anthony White of Woodbine Street, failed to produce a valid driver’s license. Officers checked his driving record and found that his license had been revoked or suspended 25 times in the past.

During a search, police found in White’s possession an imitation pistol that resembled a black 9mm semi-automatic pistol contained in a holster affixed to his pants.

But the fake pistol wasn’t the end of White’s wannabe cop arsenal, authorities said. Officers also found in White’s possession a gravity knife, an expendable metal baton, metal knuckles and handcuffs.

Police also recovered two pistol magazines containing 10 9mm hollow point rounds as well as a stunned gun from his waist.

White is being changed with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree; unauthorized possession of imitation pistol and revolver immunization; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree; equipping autos with radio receiving sets (scanners); unauthorized possession of handcuffs; unauthorized equipment with unauthorized lights as well as with driving by unlicensed operator and with turning movements and required signals, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

Great job by our Crime team for the arrest of a person for the impersonation of a police officer #onelessgun pic.twitter.com/ZhNjFsjWh6

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