June 3, 2022 Washington, DC – According to the press release by USCP, a Michigan man, who is a retired police officer from New York, was arrested outside of the U.S. Capitol this morning after he was found with a fake badge, a BB gun, body armor, high capacity magazines and other ammunition.
Just before 5:00 am, a U.S. Capitol Police patrol officer started talking to a man who had parked his 2017 Dodge Charger near Peace Circle, on the West side of the Capitol, press release reads.
The man was identified as 53 year old Jerome Felipe, residing in Flint, Michigan, officials write.
Felipe is a retired police officer out of New York. He presented the USCP officers with a fake badge that had “Department of the INTERPOL” printed on it. Felipe also made a false statement that he was a criminal investigator with the agency, officials say.
Felipe gave officers permission to search his vehicle, where the officers discovered a BB gun, two ballistic vests, several high capacity magazines, and other ammunition in the car, according to officials. No real guns were found.
Investigators are still working to determine the reason Felipe was parked near the U.S. Capitol.
Felipe is facing charges for Unlawful Possession of High Capacity Magazines and Unregistered Ammo.