GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A former Gilbert Fire and Rescue captain has been arrested for an alleged incident that occurred when he was off-duty.
The Maricopa County’s Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Palmatier Wednesday morning.
Palmatier, 48, has been accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, indecent exposure and kidnapping.
Prior to his arrest, Palmatier resigned from employment with the Town of Gilbert.
One of Palmatier's neighbors, Lloyd Rott, says the fire captain wasn't perfect, but he doesn't believe he would do what he's accused of.
"He had trouble I think. I thought he'd come out of it though," said Rott. "We had lunch together one day and had no problem. Why would a young fella like that be doing something like that?"
A city spokewoman says Palmatier worked for the Town of Gilbert for more than 21 years.
But a representative from the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System says Palmatier has 19.7 years of service as a first responder, leaving him just shy of a pension.
In the event that he does qualify for a pension, he would likely still receive it regardless of this arrest, unless a judge issues a court order to stop those payments.
Details surrounding this arrest are unknown at this time. Arizona's Family has reached out to MCSO for more information.
Gilbert officials say they are cooperating with MCSO’s investigation.