Friday, August 9, 2013

 

Scott Brown's brother charged with impersonating a cop

Ex-Senator Scott Brown's brother, Bruce Browne, stopped boats on the Long Island Sound and had loaded handguns, handcuffs and a bulletproof vest in his car.


OLD LYME, Conn.  — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown's brother has been charged in Connecticut with impersonating a police officer after authorities say he stopped boaters.

Police say 46-year-old Bruce W. Browne, of Wolcott, stopped three vessels on Long Island Sound on Thursday and asked boaters for their registrations and safety certificates. Police say Browne had three loaded handguns, handcuffs and a bulletproof vest marked "police" in his car.

Wolcott Chief Edward Stephens said Browne is the Massachusetts Republican politician's brother. He could not explain why their last names are spelled differently.

A call to Scott Brown was not immediately returned. A listing for Bruce Browne went unanswered.

Browne also was charged with breach of peace, interfering with a police officer and possession of a dangerous weapon. He was released on $50,000 bond.

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