An ex-Chamblee police officer faces a felony charge after his reaction to a fender bender in a Gwinnett County parking lot, authorities told Channel 2 Action News.
Pierre Angel Drebeque, 39, of Buford, was arrested Tuesday after he threatened a driver who was involved in the minor wreck with Drebeque’s mother, according to an arrest warrant. The incident took place in the parking lot of a Sam’s Club off Steve Reynolds Boulevard.
The victim, a man from Norcross, told Channel 2 that he didn’t want to get police involved because he said he’s undocumented. He gave the woman his cellphone number, but he ended up calling Gwinnett police after what happened next.
He said it began with a text from the woman that included a photo of her and Drebeque, who was wearing a police officer’s uniform.
“I saw the uniform ... that made me more afraid,” the man, who asked the news station to remain anonymous, said.
Drebeque doubled down by telling the man that he was a police officer over the phone, according to the warrant. He also allegedly told the man that he would kill him and ship him to Mexico in a box if he didn’t do what he said, according to Channel 2.
“He told me that I have to do what his mother say,” the man said. “If I don’t do it, he’s gonna kill me.”
Authorities obtained the warrant for impersonating an officer Jan. 14, with Gwinnett deputies booking Drebeque into the county’s jail Tuesday. He was released later that day on a $4,600 bond, jail records show.
Drebeque was a Chamblee police officer from 2008 until 2012, when he voluntarily resigned, Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) records show. His police certification is also suspended, despite not having any prior disciplinary history on his record.
— AJC data specialist Jennifer Peebles contributed to this article.
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