Man arrested for allegedly impersonating cop in Taunton

By News Staff

A Brockton man was arrested for allegedly flashing a gun and a sheriff’s badge during a road rage incident in Taunton on Monday.

26-year-old Robert Pastena was arrested earlier this week and charged with impersonating a police officer and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Officers took action after a motorist involved in the road rage incident reported that Pastena had pointed a gun at the victim’s car on the highway. The victim also reported that Pastena got out of his vehicle and pointed the gun again, claiming that he was a cop.

Police say they found a Plymouth County Sheriff’s badge and a loaded handgun in Pastena’s vehicle.

Police reports show that he admitted to having the badge but denied flashing a gun.

It’s still unclear if Pestena works for the Sheriff’s Department.

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