Off-Duty NYPD Cop Arrested After Assaulting Couple During Road Rage Incident

Officer Michael Baror

In a fit of road rage, an off-duty NYPD cop assaulted a couple after a Brooklyn fender bender, then fled the scene.

Officer Michael Baror was driving his black Jeep Grand Cherokee when he rear-ended James Nacimas’ vehicle as he drove east on Avenue N near Bedford Ave. in Midwood at 10:42 p.m. Monday, reported NY Daily News.

Sources said Baror, 24, jumped out of his vehicle, pointed his gun at his victims, and shouted, “Don’t you know who the f— I am? I’m NYPD! You don’t f— with the NYPD.”

Baror then punched Nacimas, 28, and his girlfriend Jaclyn Araiza, 27.

Prosecutors say Baror also hit Nacimas with the metal handcuffs, cutting open his lip and face.

Nacimas received 10 stitches for the wound on his mouth.

Baror then fled the scene of the accident and assault.

As he tried to escape the pursuit of his victims, he ran several red lights and veered into oncoming traffic. Speeds reached up to 65 mph as Nacimas chased the cop.

Araiza called police as Nacimas drove, but Baror used his police training to escape. However, he was arrested later.

Baror faces charges of assault, illegal weapon possession for the unauthorized use of his gun, reckless endangerment, menacing and leaving the scene of an accident.

Nacimas said Baror’s lights and siren were on when he was rear-ended by the Jeep, which seems especially odd since he was off-duty.

Baror has been suspended without pay following his arrest.