Bruce W Browne Charged: Half-Brother of Former Sen. Scott Brown Tried to Take Over Boat

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Bruce W. Browne tried impersonating law enforcement and attempted to take over a boat while disguising himself as someone in the military.

Police say that Browne, the younger brother of former Mass. Senator Scott Brown, stopped boaters in the Long Island Sound and asked for their registrations and safety certificates while carrying three loaded handguns and wearing a TSA badge and bulletproof vest, according to the Boston Herald

Brown commandeered a boat while identifying himself as “police/Coast Guard” official, according to CBS.

When police found a car reported by a local resident, it had three loaded handguns, 12 fully loaded magazines, a black nylon duty belt with two sets of handcuffs, an expendable baton, and dozens of rounds of ammunition, according to WMUR. Browne said that he was the owner of the car.

Browne was charged with impersonating a police officer, breach of peace, interfering with a police officer and possession of a dangerous weapon. He was released on $50,000 bail and is due in court on August 22. 

Scott Brown said he was surprised.

“For those of you who are asking about the news reports on my estranged half brother, I only know as much as you,” he said on Facebook.

Browne added the e to his name years ago, according to Wolcott Police Department Chief Edward Stephens

 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.