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Officials: Man Accused of Impersonating a Cop While Attempting to Gain Entry to Woodmere Synagogue

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Mikhail Mikhaylov, 29, was wearing a bule "NYPD" baseball cap and had handcuffs and mace; the subject fled after questioned by a security guard and was later arrested.

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NCPD reports the arrest of Mikhail Mikhaylov of Far Rockaway, 29, for Criminal Impersonation that occurred on Saturday, August 12, in Woodmere.

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Woodmere, NY - August 14, 2017 - The Fourth Squad reports the arrest of a Far Rockaway man for Criminal Impersonation that occurred on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:05 am in Woodmere.
 
According to detectives, a security guard for the Temple Young Israel of Woodmere – 859 Peninsula Boulevard saw an unknown subject parked in a restricted area of the Temple. When a security guard approached the subject, who was wearing a blue baseball cap with the lettering “NYPD” on the front and the wording “Police” on the side, handcuffs and a mace case on his belt identified himself as a “cop”.   
 
The subject then attempted to enter the Temple. After being stopped and questioned again, the subject showed the security guard what appeared to be a NYPD Detective Shield. The guard then asked for police identification. The subject walked back to his vehicle and fled the scene. 
 
After an investigation, detectives arrested defendant Mikhail Mikhaylov, 29, on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm in Cedarhurst.
 
Defendant Mikhaylov is being charged with Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree.  He will be arraigned on Monday, August 14, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.