A Queens man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer by pulling over a driver on the Northern State Parkway last week, New York State police said.
David Nourmand was charged with criminal impersonation and robbery.
Police said the 32-year-old Forest Hills man was driving a black SUV when he stopped another vehicle while claiming to be a police officer between Brush Hollow Road and Route 107 on May 22.
Nourmand allegedly asked for the victim’s driver’s license before a school bus driver stopped and asked the victim if he needed help, prompting the suspect to flee the scene, police said.
The victim identified the suspect after seeing a news report that Nourmand had been arrested by Nassau County police on similar charges.
Troopers ask any drivers that may have been stopped by Nourmand or any similar incidents to call them at 516-561-8492. All calls will remain confidential.