Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he pretended to be a cop during an incident at the Quincy Center Red Line stop earlier this month.
According to police, Michael Murray, 33, went up to a car parked in the pick-up area at the station around 5:25 p.m. on March 17:
The suspect male went on to demand the victims produce identification and then simulated speaking into his cell phone requesting "back up". The suspect male then ordered one of the victims to open the center console so he could see it's contents. At this time one of the victims requested the suspect male produce a badge and/or some form of police identification. The suspect male responded by unzipping his jacket and declaring " I don't need to show you anything ". At this time one of the victims exited the vehicle and the suspect fled the area.
Police say the two men in the car spotted Murray at Hancock and Granite streets, but as they drew near, he pulled a box cutter out from his waistband, started waving it at them and ordered them not to tell police what had happened.
The two did not respect his authority and, because of that, Transit Police started an investigation that led to Murray's arrest yesterday on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and impersonating a police officer.