Retired police officer arrested with a BB gun and ammo outside of Capitol. No, it is not a joke.

Capitol Police also found a BB gun during their search credit: U.S. Capitol Police

Capitol Police arrested 53-year-old Jerome Felipe, a retired NYPD  officer who lives in Flint, Michigan on charges of unlawful possession of high capacity magazines and unregistered ammo. Felipe presented the USCP officers with a fake “Department of the INTERPOL” badge and said that he was “a criminal investigator with the agency”. USCP say that Felipe gave officers permission to search his vehicle where they then found a BB gun, two ballistic vests, several high capacity magazines, and other ammunition in the car.

It sounds kind of harmless but what was a retired police officer doing outside of the Capitol with high capacity magazines and body armor? No real guns were found and investigators are still working to determine the reason Felipe was parked near the U.S. Capitol.

The original announcement comes from the United States Capitol Police, USCP Arrests Man with Fake Badge, Body Armor & High Capacity Magazines.

Minding Hearts is building advocacy and peer support groups in each state.  The groups are created to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for those that might not otherwise be heard. We are here for encouragement, education, and support. We are here to support families and develop resources that maintain family integrity. We look forward to your support.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.