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Man pointed gun, impersonated officer in road-rage incident, police say

New York firefighter on extended leave arrested

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A New York firefighter on extended leave has been arrested after Daytona Beach police say he pointed a gun and flashed his badge at a driver on Saturday in a road rage incident.

Vincent Arcuri, 23, has been charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

Police said they were called to Pelican Bay Saturday afternoon by the victims, who said Arcuri pointed a handgun at them after they attempted to run each other off the road.

The victims said that Arcuri told them they were in trouble, claiming he had their tag number and flashing the firefighter badge, according to the report.

Police said the victims continued to drive on Beville Road when Arcuri cut them off and pulled out the handgun.

When police talked with Arcuri, he said that he pulled up next to the victims to tell them they shouldn't drive recklessly, according to the report. 

Police said that Arcuri said he never told anyone he was a cop, only that he was a firefighter and that he was standing his ground when the victims approached him.

Arcuri was booked into the Volusia County jail.