A Queens man was arrested in Bayonne yesterday after impersonating a NYPD police officer, assaulting and biting cops who arrested and processed him, later starting a fight at an auto body shop when trying to retrieve his impounded vehicle, authorities said.
Adeyemi S. Adebola Jr., 33, of Jamaica, New York, was charged with disorderly conduct,
obstructing a governmental function, six counts of aggravated assault, impersonating a law enforcement officer, making terroristic threats, and simple assault, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.
Adebola was taken into custody at approximately 9:08 a.m. yesterday from the area of 47th Street and Broadway. An officer on post for traffic control during a street paving operation was approached by Adebola who inquired about the whereabouts of his vehicle.
After the officer advised him that his car had been impounded earlier for being parked
in the work zone where numerous “No Parking” signs had been posted, Adebola became extremely irate and aggressive as he demanded the officer to return his vehicle.
During the confrontation, Adebola identified as himself as a New York police officer while producing a gold police detective style badge. As additional officers arrived on scene, Adebola was advised of the process to retrieve his vehicle from the impound lot and was sent on his way.
A short while later, Adebola returned to the officer’s location after speaking with a representative of the tow company and was clearly unhappy with the conversation he had with them.
To avoid any confusion, an officer spoke with the tow company representative who advised the officer that Adebola was extremely rude and belligerent after she had advised Adebola of the process to retrieve his vehicle and where it was stored.
After the officer repeatedly advised Adebola of the process to retrieve his vehicle, Adebola became enraged and came face-to-face with the officer in an aggressive manner as he clenched both fists at his side.
Another officer then assisted and advised Adebola that he was under arrest for his disorderly conduct. As an officer was positioning him into the police vehicle for transport, Adebola was able to grab hold of that officer’s wrist and squeezed tightly as he pressed
his fingernails into the officer’s wrist, causing that officer to suffer an open wound.
The search incident to arrest led to the recovery of the identification and badge that Adebola had displayed to the officers which was determined to NOT be a police badge, confirming Adebola was not actually a New York police officer.
Adebola was ultimately transported to police headquarters to be processed for disorderly conduct, aggravated assault on a police officer, and impersonating a law enforcement officer.
Once at headquarters, Adebola continued his “uncooperative and belligerent behavior” as he proceeded to purposely kick his shoes off in the direction of an officer who was preparing to place him into a holding cell.
The shoes forcefully struck the officer about his body, causing Adebola to be additionally charged with another count of aggravated assault. After being placed in the holding cell, Adebola proceeded to scoop out the unsanitary toilet water located in the cell and throw it officers as he uttered threats to the officers.
As a result, he was also charged with terroristic threats. While in the cell, Adebola continued his belligerent and aggressive behavior until the time he was released on a summons.
Shortly after Adebola was released, officers were dispatched to Russell’s Auto Body Shop, located at 64 West 22nd Street, at around 4:20 p.m. on a report of a fight in progress.
Upon arrival, officers observed numerous individuals on the ground attempting to subdue a male, later identified as Adebola.
According to the three male victims (auto body shop employees), Adebola entered the business under the impression that his impounded vehicle was stored there.
After he was advised that his vehicle was not on the property and that he needed to contact the tow company for instructions, Adebola became very irate and argumentative, causing the two victims to intervene in an attempt to calm him down.
Adebola was then asked to leave the business due to his behavior, but instead continued to yell at an employee and pushed him. As the two victims attempted to escort Adebola out of the shop, Adebola began throwing punches and a fight ensued.
The victims were able to get Adebola outside and hold him to the ground until police arrived. During the altercation, Adebola bit two employees, causing one to suffer a deep
laceration to his hand. Another employee suffered a small laceration to his nose.
Adebola was again placed under arrest and transported to the Bayonne Medical Center to be examined and after being cleared, he was transported to headquarters for processing.
After being processed, Adebola was taken to the Bayonne Medical Center to be treated for complaint of pain before he was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.
Then, after being treated, Adebola became extremely irate as he refused to exit the hospital bed and go with the officers to be transported to jail.
As officers unsecured him from his bed and attempted to handcuff his hands behind his back, Adebola became aggressive and combative and proceeded to kick and punch at the officers while twisting his body to avoid being handcuffed.
Adebola then proceeded to bite the hands of two officers, breaking the skin in both instances.
Adebola was ultimately subdued and transported to the Hudson County jail without further incident. The two officers were treated for their injuries at the Bayonne Medical Center, police said.