2 men charged with impersonating officer, pointing pellet gun
Two Detroit men, 19 and 20 years old, face charges of impersonating a police officer and pointing a pellet gun at an officer who tried to pull them over.
The incident took place early Monday morning, 12:20 a.m., on Detroit's west side. The alleged driver, Ali Rajeh, 19, was spotted speeding, with lights on the top of his vehicle meant to mimic those used by police, said Detroit Police Officer Daniel Debono.
Debono was gesturing at the driver to pull over when Rajeh allegedly waved a pellet gun at him before speeding off.
Rajeh and his passenger, identified by police as Marshall Al-Gahimi, then pulled into a gas station on the 12800 block of Telegraph. Debono, assisted by two officers from the Redford Police Department, then ordered the two men out of the vehicle and placed them under arrest.
Officers found the black pellet gun under the passenger seat.
Both suspects stood mute at their arraignments Wednesday on charges of impersonating a peace officer to commit a crime, felonious assault, and felony firearm with a pneumatic gun. Both were given $15,000/10 percent bonds. Both are scheduled for probable cause conferences before Judge Deborah Lewis Langston on Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and for preliminary conferences on Jan. 24 at 9 a.m.