Bruce W. Brown, the younger brother of former Mass. Senator Scott, was arrested on Thursday for impersonating law enforcement.
Bruce W. Brown was arrested after being discovered heavily armed and attempted to take over a boat while disguising himself as military personnel. The incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. in Point O Woods Beach in Old Lyme, Conn.
Local officials confirmed that Brown identified himself as a member of the Coast Guard. He "commandeered" the boat and proceeded to stop other vessels, asking for their registrations and boater safety certificates. Brown was also wearing a black, tactical bullet proof vest that read the word "Police" across his chest and was carrying an expired Coast Guard identification that he had secured from previous time served as reserve member. In his car, police discovered three 9 mm handguns.
On his person, police discovered a 9mm pistol, 12 fully loaded magazines containing 203 rounds of ammunition, and a silver metal Transportation Security Agency (TSA) badge, according to ABC. Brown was discovered after police called both the Coast Guard and the TSA and neither agency claimed affiliation.
Brown currently own a security business in Wolcott, Conn., according to New England Cable News that focuses on surveillance cameras.
Following the incident, he was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer, breach of peace, interfering with a police officer, and possession of a dangerous weapon in a motor vehicle.
Brown was released later that day on $50,000 bond and will appear back in court on Aug. 22. Bruce Brown's brother, Scott Brown, is an American political commentator and a former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. He ran for senate again in 2013 but lost to Elizabeth Warren.
Bruce Brown said in a previous 2010 interview that he would consider following in his brother position and attempting to become a political figure.
"And I said I'm still kind of contemplating and thinking. It's a big decision to do something like that," he told a NECN in 2010.