PHX PD: Armed man on meth demands to enter several homes in his neighborhood

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 16:00:05-05

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man armed with a rifle pounded on several doors in his neighborhood demanding to enter their homes, according to police records.

Phoenix police report that on the morning of December 5, officers responded to a home near 35th and Northern avenues for a disturbance. A man, later identified as Joseph Christopher Brogdon, 47, reportedly pounded on a neighbor's door and windows, claiming to be a police officer and demanding to be let into the home.

The residents allegedly told police that Brogdon was armed with a rifle and began asking about the whereabouts of his daughter before leaving and returning home.

Police found Brogdon and the rifle in his home a short time later. Police believe he is the same man they received more complaints about earlier that day from residents saying a man armed with a rifle was going around banging on doors and windows demanding to be let into their homes.

Police say Brogdon appeared to be using meth that day and reportedly told them he went to his neighbor's home with a rifle because "the voices he was hearing in the walls of his condo told him the neighbors kidnapped his daughter."

Brogdon has been charged with disorderly conduct, impersonating a police officer, and weapons misconduct.