NY rabbi pleads not guilty to impersonation charge

MAMARONECK, N.Y. - A rabbi from the New York City suburbs who is accused of angrily confronting motorists with a fake badge has pleaded not guilty to impersonating a police officer.

Alfredo Borodowski appeared Thursday in Mamaroneck Village Court after the charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.

The judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation and adjourned the case to the September.

Borodowski is accused of pulling his car alongside a woman's in Mamaroneck last month, flashed a badge and shouted: "Police! Pull over!"

He told police he was angry about her slow driving.

On Wednesday, Borodowski was arrested in White Plains. A driver complained the rabbi had confronted him in a rage in May, claiming to be an officer and displaying a badge.

The defense says Borodowski has bipolar disorder.

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