Anne Arundel police accuse Balto. man of impersonating officer

A man forced a cab driver to pull over, and claiming to be a police officer pounded on his car, Anne Arundel County police said Thursday.

Police said that shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, an employee of Cab Connection in Linthicum told officers that one of the company's drivers was followed into the Motor Vehicle Administration lot in Glen Burnie by a driver due to a disagreement over a possible traffic violation. Police said the man boxed in the company's driver, and wearing a jacket with the word "police" on the back, claimed to be a police officer, confronted the company's driver, and pounded on the hood of the driver's vehicle before fleeing.

Police said they determined that the suspect Bryan Edward Benway, 48, found at his Baltimore home, was not a police officer, and charged him with assault, impersonating a police officer and reckless endangerment.

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