Police said that on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 1:16 p.m., a 911 call came from the 7-Eleven store in the 8600 block of Pleasant Plains Road, where a man was identifying himself as a police officer.
According to the caller, the man who claimed to be a police officer worked at a car dealership, police said.
At the 7-Eleven, police said they found a man wearing a polo shirt that read “police” across the back, a badge around his neck, and a holstered air pistol.
The man was driving a silver Chevrolet Impala with police paraphernalia, and a search of his car and home revealed handcuffs, badges, clothing, patches, replica weapons, firearms, ammunition, and vehicle license plates, police said.
Police identified the man as Jeffery Pianowski, 41, of the 2700 block of Burridge Road in Parkville. Pianowski, who is being held at Baltimore County Detention Center on $150,000 bail, was charged with three counts of impersonating a police officer, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, and resisting arrest, according to online court documents.
According to police, detectives have identified one person who said Pianowski allegedly attempted to pull him over for a traffic stop, and believe he may have done so more often.
Citizens are asked to call 410-307-2020 if they believe they were stopped or targeted by the impersonator.