Deer Park Teen Posed as Suffolk Cop, Police Say

Max Sapirman
Max Sapirman

A Deer Park teenager has been accused of posing as a Suffolk County police officer after he allegedly questioned a Dix Hills couple following a domestic dispute in September, authorities said.

Max Sapirman, 18, was arrested and charged Thursday with criminal impersonation. He will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Police said that Sapirman responded to the couple’s home after his girlfriend’s mother—who believed the teen was a sworn officer—gave the victims his number, which they used to call him following an argument the couple had at their Commack Road home on Sept. 15.

Sapirman allegedly ordered the husband to leave the home for the night, a move authorities said he repeated the following day when he returned to questioned to the wife and husband a second time.

Then on Sept. 20, the suspect allegedly contacted the wife again to question the couple a third time. All three times he asked the wife if she wanted her husband arrested, but she declined, authorities said.

One Nov. 4, the wife learned that Sapirman was not actually a police officer, so she called the real police, authorities said.

Investigators found Sapirman had a t-shirt, a baseball hat and a long sleeve shirt with the Suffolk County Police Department’s patch and insignia, police said.

Second Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask any other potential victims to call them at 631-854-8252.