PHOENIX - A 21-year-old man is facing charges after he left his toddler son home alone while out looking for his wife.
According to police, Kaleb Gage Pence was seen just after noon on Wednesday riding his motorcycle around an apartment complex near 55th Avenue and Indian School Road wearing a sidearm and carrying a rifle.
When confronted by management, Pence allegedly told them he was undercover and showed a badge that said “officer.”
Police said Pence told management he was looking for his wife in one of their units.
Pence’s 2-year-old son was found home alone by Pence’s grandfather and when he could not find the boy’s father a neighbor came over to take the child until a family member came home.
Police said they found two loaded rifles in the garage where Pence told officers he left them, and a BB gun that he was wearing.
Pence’s motorcycle was parked in the home’s driveway, and the apartment managers identified him as the person they’d seen at the complex.
Pence was taken into custody and faces charges of impersonating a peace officer and child abuse.