Rabbi in court on impersonation charge

Rabbi in court on impersonation charge

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York rabbi accused of angrily flashing a fake badge at fellow motorists is due in court on the first of his two arrests.

Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski has an appointment Thursday in Mamaroneck Village Court on a charge of impersonating a police officer.

It comes just hours after he was charged with the same crime in White Plains.

The 49-year-old rabbi allegedly pulled his car alongside a woman's in Mamaroneck last month, flashed a badge and shouted: "Police! Pull over!"

He told police he was angry about her slow driving.

On Wednesday, Borodowski was arrested in White Plains, where a driver complained the rabbi confronted him in a rage in May, claiming to be an officer and displaying a badge.

His defense lawyer says Borodowski has bipolar disorder.

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