Suspect pleads not guilty in fake firefighter attack - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Suspect pleads not guilty in fake firefighter attack

NEW YORK (AP) - A man arrested in Memphis pleaded innocent today in New York to charges that he posed as a New York firefighter on Halloween night and set two tiny blazes to gain entry to a woman's apartment.

41-year-old Peter Braunstein allegedly molested the woman for more than 13 hours.

He was arrested last month at the University of Memphis campus after a woman told police she recognized him from media reports.

He stabbed himself in the neck as he was being arrested.

Braunstein is charged with kidnapping, arson, burglary, robbery, sexual abuse and assault.

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