Jerome Felipe (53), a former NYPD officer faces charges of Unlawful possession of high capacity magazines and unregistered ammo
The United States Capitol Police has arrested a retired police officer Friday, after he allegedly presented them a fake badge outside of the Capitol.
According to USCP, Jerome Felipe (53), a former New York City officer, was stopped by police for parking his 2017 Dodge Challenger on the west side, near Peace Circle, just before 5 a.m.
Police found a BB gun and two ballistic vests in Felipe's vehicle after he agreed to a search. Other guns were not found. Unlawful Possession High Capacity Magazines, Unregistered Ammo and Unlawful Possession of High Capacity Magazines are the charges against him.
Felipe presented USCP a fake badge with the "Department of the INTERPOL" printed on it, falsely claiming that he was a criminal investigator for the agency. According to a USCP release
USCP "still trying to determine why Felipe was parked close to the U.S. Capitol."
PEOPLE is told by a New York Police Department official that Felipe has retired from the force in 2018. The department is also "fully cooperating" with the investigation of the US Capitol Police.
Felipe was accused of misrepresenting himself as a detective in an official setting, even though his real rank was a police officer when he left the department.
Felipe, who had served less than 20 years, was discharged on disability. CNBC reports that Felipe did not receive a "good guy" letter, which allows them to carry guns.