Road Rage: Memphis Police Investigate Allegations Against Officer
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) – A Mid-South man is seriously worried after he says an off-duty Memphis police officer flashed a gun at him in a case of road-rage.
“I am beyond scared at this point,” said Michael Montgomery.
Montgomery says he was driving to the store around 6 p.m. on Wednesday when he saw two men on motorcycles weaving through traffic.
Montgomery says at the next stop light he told the men they needed to slow down or else he would call 9-1-1. He says one of the men moved his jacket and displayed a gun in his pants and said, “I am the police.”
“[He] never showed me a badge, showed me a gun though,” Montgomery said.
Montgomery figured the man was impersonating a police officer, so he called 9-1-1.
Montgomery says about 40 minutes later at 7:26 p.m., his phone rang. It was a blocked call.
“I mistakenly answer it,” he said. “It happened to be the off-duty police officer on the motorcycle.”
Montgomery says the man had a chilling message.
“I am a police officer, you better watch your back, you dumb (expletive). I’m going to (expletive) you up if I see you,” Montgomery says the caller said.
“An officer was dispatched to the area, at which time the motorcyclist was located in the parking lot of Joe’s Crab Shack. The motorcyclist was identified as an off-duty MPD officer, Darrell Malone,” a Memphis Police spokeswoman wrote in an email release on Thursday evening.