Firefighter impersonator arrested in road rage incident

The 40-year-old man was arrested after showing officers a fake fire department badge


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A man was arrested Saturday after impersonating a firefighter and firing a gun at a vehicle during a road rage incident.

WPTV reported that a police officer pulled over 40-year-old Jeffrey Mullins after firing a shot at another vehicle. He was holding his registration in one hand, and a badge in the other for the officer to see. The badge had the Hernando County (Fla.) Fire-Rescue logo.

Mullins told officers that he volunteers with the department, but detectives quickly found out that was not the case.

"We called them, talked with one of their chiefs. They said they don't have a volunteer firefighting system and that this guy was not employed by them at all," said Sgt. Frank Sabol.

Police searched Mullins’ car and found a handgun under the seat, a syringe and several pills and liquids.

The man in the vehicle Mullins shot at decided not to press charges.

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