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California teen 14, impersonated police officer, made traffic stops, conducted fake investigations cops say

March 8, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
California teen 14, impersonated police officer, made traffic stops, conducted fake investigations cops say

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A 14-year-old California boy accused of impersonated a police officer drove around with a Ford Explorer fitted with flashing lights, made traffic stops and even conducted phony investigations.

Authorities said The brazen teen was dressed in a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department uniform, fitted with a belt holster containing a firearm.

The unidentified teen from Victorville, who was already serving probation, was arrested Tuesday after a police Sargent pulled over the Explorer.

According to a press release by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, a search of the teen’s home uncovered counterfeit money, along with several police-related items including ballistic vests and fake guns.

Police said the teen initiated traffic stops on several unsuspecting motorists and even told residents of a home that he was there investigating reports of a domestic disturbance, The San Bernadino Sun reported.

“The homeowner informed him there was no problem and they had not placed a call to the police,” the release said.

Th fake cop later determined to be the unidentified teen then attempted to open the homeowner’s door, but it was locked.

After a brief confrontation with the homeowner, the juvenile got back into the Explorer and left the scene.

The resident then called the police to report the suspicious encounter.

The juvenile was arrested and booked into the High Desert Juvenile Detention Center.

Investigators are searching for more victims.

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