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Off-duty NYPD cop busted for threatening Queens motorist with a gun during spat at stop light

2019-09-09

An off-duty NYPD cop was arrested for pulling his gun on a motorist during an argument at a red light in Queens, police said Saturday.

Police Officer Philip Case, 49, was charged with menacing in the incident at 10:15 p.m. Friday on 108th St. near the Long Island Expressway in Corona, cops said.

When a 35-year-old motorist complained about Case’s driving, the officer whipped out his gun and waved it at the man, said police.

Case drove away when the light turned green, police said.

The frightened driver called 911. Police quickly tracked down Case and took him into custody.

Neither man got out of his car during the clash and there were no injuries, police said.

Case — who earned $122,311 with the NYPD last year, according to public records — was later released with a desk appearance ticket.

He’s expected to answer the charge in court in the next few weeks, authorities said.

Case’s older sister was stunned Saturday by the allegations against her sibling, who she said has been on the force for two decades.

“Philip’s a good guy. He loves his job, he loves being an NYPD officer," Sirima Case, 53, told the Daily News outside the family’s Brooklyn home.

"If that happened, that means somebody provoked him,” his sister said. “He’s not easily provoked. He’s the one that keeps the peace in the family.”

“This is shocking to me," she said. "He goes to church — he’s a church dude. Our father just passed away in May, and if you’re looking at his Facebook you’ll see that post about how he’s gonna take care of his family now until infinity.”