Flint Man Arrested Outside U.S. Capitol with Fake Badge, Body Armor

A Flint man was arrested outside of the U.S. Capitol early Friday morning after being found with a fake badge, a BB gun, body armor, high capacity magazines and other ammunition, according to the United States Capitol Police. 

A U.S. Capitol police officer spoke with a man, Jerome Felipe, 53, of Flint, who had parked his 2017 Dodge Charger near Peace Circle on the west side of the Capitol.

Felipe is a retired police officer out of New York, and presented USCP officers with a fake badge that had the “Department of the INTERPOL” printed on it, according to USCP. Felipe also made a false statement that he was a criminal investigator with the agency.

Police found a BB gun, two ballistic vests, several high capacity magazines and other ammunition during a search of Felipe’s car, but no real guns were found.

Investigators are working to find out why Felipe was parked near the Capitol, and Felipe is facing charges for unlawful possession of high capacity magazines and unregistered ammunition.