Woman charged with impersonating cop at Mt. Juliet park
July 23, 2012 10:05 PM
Reported By Tracee Tolentino, Reporter - bio | email
MT. JULIET, Tenn. -
An Old Hickory woman was arrested over the weekend after she pulled a gun and acted like she was an off-duty police officer at Mt. Juliet's Charlie Daniels Park.
The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
"She [Hood] in fact did yell ‘Stop!' to a 17-year-old male who was driving through the park and the 17-year-old male stopped, she then ordered this 17-year-old out of the vehicle with her gun stated she was an off-duty police officer, to get out of the vehicle and put your hands on top of the car," Mt. Juliet Police Sgt. Tyler Chandler told Nashville's News 2.
The victim and witnesses stated Hood approached his vehicle and pulled a handgun from her waistband.
Police believe an earlier run-in between Hood and the victim may have sparked the confrontation.
"Possibly the reason was she saw this individual in the park earlier and felt this was the same individual that called her a foul name," Sgt. Chandler said.
A witness called police. Officers quickly responded and found Hood seated inside a white Dodge Neon.
A .357 Magnum handgun and ammunition was found inside the vehicle.
Hood's ex-husband, Marvin Hood, was seated in the front passenger seat and had illegal pills and a small amount of crack cocaine in his possession.
Holly Hood is charged aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and criminal impersonation.
Marvin Hood, 40, is charged with simple possession of a controlled substance.
Both were booked into the Wilson County jail.
Police remind residents that true police officers are required to carry both their badge and photo identification card.