NYPD cop cuffed for firing gun at occupied car in Cayuga County
An NYPD police officer was arrested in Cayuga County and slapped with a felony charge after he fired two shots at an occupied car, authorities said Monday.
Cops in the upstate city of Auburn cuffed Michael Cerrato, 29, after witnesses called police saying a man had squeezed off a couple rounds on Dill St. near North St. at about 11:20 p.m. on Saturday.
The bullets didn't hit the car, and no one was injured, Auburn police said.
Cerrato, who lives in Rockland County, cooperated with cops and handed over his .9-mm Glock handgun, which he owns legally.
It wasn't immediately clear why he fired the shots.
The now-suspended cop joined the NYPD in January 2015 and worked in the 34th Precinct in Washington Heights. He was on military leave at the time of his arrest. According to his LinkedIn profile, he is a human resources specialist for the New York National Guard.
Cerrato was charged with menacing and reckless endangerment, which is a class D felony.NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:40 PM