Kannapolis man charged with impersonating law enforcement
A Kannapolis man was charged after he arrived at a Forest View Drive home armed with a handgun, portraying himself as an FBI agent. The man told the property owner, Aaron Brumley, he wanted to make sure they were “shooting safely,” a report said. He walked onto the property with a small child and a pistol in his waistband. The incident occurred Saturday and the man was charged the next evening.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Haitham Ali Mohamad Hamdan, 45, of the 9000 block of Sorrow Farm Road, with misdemeanor impersonating a law enforcement officer.
Brumley was there with business partner, Alan Gaylan, and both were target shooting. Brumley and Gaylan told officers they were conducting a shooting drill for their business. The two teach tactical firearms and self-defense classes. They were recording the drill and captured the encounter with Hamdan on camera. The two men said they found it suspicious that Hamdan did not show proof of identification.
After the encounter, Hamdan got into a Chevrolet Suburban parked in the driveway and left. Brumley said he felt as though “something wasn’t right,” he told deputies.
Hamdan was issued a $2,500 secured bond and has since been released from the county jail. Hamdan told deputies he told the men he was with the FBI because he was nervous in talking with them.
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