Rabbi Accused Of Posing As Police Officer During Road Rage Episode
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Road rage … from a rabbi?
A holy man is accused of getting so mad at another driver, that he pulled her over as if he was a police officer, CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported Thursday.
He’s a rabbi at the Congregation Sulam Yaakov in Larchmont, but on Wednesday morning police say he was pretending to be a cop.
Attorney Richard Clifford said it all started when Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski exploded in a road rage incident with a 24-year-old woman on Mamaroneck Avenue.
“The man was acting extremely aggressively and started shouting out his car window at her,” Clifford said.
The woman said she was driving 20 mph — the posted speed limit in the school zone. The rabbi allegedly got mad at her slow speed and then is accused of flashing a fake police badge.
“Driver pulled alongside her, had his window down, identified himself as a police officer, was shouting at her ‘pull over!’” Clifford said. “She pulled over, wouldn’t get out of her car and called police. Police responded immediately.”
That’s when they arrested the rabbi and charged him with criminal impersonation — a felony.
CBS 2’s Schneider approached Rabbi Borodowski outside his White Plains home on Thursday night, but he quickly ran inside.
Clifford said his client wants justice and wants other women to take action when they feel targeted.
“The victim responded in the most appropriate, responsible way a young woman or person could when they’re the target of this behavior. She called the police and she didn’t get out of her car and she’s safe tonight because of that,” Clifford said.
Safe after a close call with a rabbi now charged with posing as a police officer.
The rabbi was arraigned Wednesday and released. He’s due back in court to face his felony charge on July 11, Schneider reported.
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