Three strikes, he’s out

According to CBSNewYork, a Long Island man stands accused of impersonating a police officer on three separate occasions.

Authorities say Max Sapirman, 18, of Deer Park told his girlfriend he was an officer, CBS2 reported.

The girlfriend’s mother then arranged to have Sapirman “step in” to resolve another couple’s domestic dispute after her friend confided that she was having marital problems.

Police said Sapirman responded to that couple’s residence three times.

And that was just in September.

On each visit Sapirman asked the woman if she wanted her husband arrested.

She declined all three times.

On at least two of the visits Sapirman reportedly ordered the husband out of the house.

On Nov. 4, officials said it finally dawned on the troubled couple that Sapirman was not a cop.

So they called the real cops.

Sapirman was arrested Thursday night at his home.

During a search police said they found the typical array of police impersonator clothing and paraphernalia.

He had a t-shirt, a baseball hat and a long sleeve shirt with the Suffolk County Police Department’s patch and insignia. The clothing is not standard issue for Suffolk County officers, police said.

Police released a picture of Sapirman wearing clothing with the department’s insignia shortly after he was arrested.

Sapirman stands charged with three counts of second-degree criminal impersonation and was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Friday.

He was released on bail and left with his parents.

They did not care to comment.

Any other victims are asked to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

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