Police charge police impersonator suspect

LINTHICUM, Md. (WMAR) -  

Police in Anne Arundel County say a Baltimore man impersonated a police officer. 
 
Officers responded to Cab Connection in the 600 block of Hammonds Ferry Road for a report of a police impersonator that had occurred earlier. 
 
Police met with a representative of Cab Connection, who stated that one of their drivers had been followed by a man in a Pontiac G6, who claimed to be a police officer. 
 
The investigation has revealed that the 35-year-old male victim was traveling on Ritchie Highway due to a disagreement over a potential traffic violation. The suspect, Bryan Edward Benway, followed the victim to the MVA parking lot where he forced the victim to pull over by 'boxing' him in. 
 
Benway then got out of his vehicle and confronted the victim, while claiming to be a police officer and wearing a jacket with the work 'Police' on the back. 
 
Benway then began to hit the hood of the victim's car with his fist before fleeing the area. 
 
Officers located Benway at his home in the 4100 block of Townsend Avenue, where it was determined tha he was not a police officer. 
 
As a result, Benway, 48, has been charged with first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and impersonating a police officer. 
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