ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In the months since 18-year-old Brenden Wysynski was charged with impersonating a deputy, a misdemeanor, his family said he has gotten death threats and lost multiple jobs.
“Not being able to support his family is rough,” his mother, Frankye Silva, told the Journal. “He has a 4-month-old little girl. It adds to his depression.”
Attorneys with the public defender’s office say Wysynski has been diagnosed with developmental disorders – autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – and clinicians say those disorders likely played a hand in his decision to pretend to be a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy and pull over a car for speeding in September.