The FBI Special Agent, accused of trying to shoot a Grand Rapids police officer says he was in West Michigan investigating telemarketing fraud.
Ruben Hernandez, 35, is accused of assault with intent to commit great body harm, and assault with a dangerous weapon.
He was arrested early Dec. 6, after police say he was behaving erratically near the Shops at Centerpoint and fired a shot at a Sergeant sent to investigate.
Police have released dash and body cam video of his arrest and statements he made to investigators while handcuffed in the back of a squad car.
“Ma’am, I have a telemarketing fraud case,” he informed an officer.
“It is a mass marketing fraud case. I’m so sorry. I can’t even think straight. 4965903, that’s the FBI file number. Ma’am, I’m so sorry.”
The FBI confirms Hernandez is a special agent out of their Las Vegas office. But the bureau is not sharing any more details about his mission in Grand Rapids.