A 14-year-old Californian boy was arrested after he dressed up as a Sheriff’s Deputy and took several fabricated “calls,” including using a vehicle with flashing lights.
The unnamed Victorville boy war reportedly found with a uniform, ballistic vests, gun belt, radios, and even a replica firearm, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
As evidenced by security camera footage posted on SCBD’s Twitter account, the faux lawman used his great-grandmother’s white Ford Explorer -equipped with flashing lights- to carry on his charade.
“He is wearing what appears to be one of the types of uniforms our deputies wear,” said SBSD Victorville station spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez.
Better equipped than some small-town agencies, the young man was found with just about everything law enforcement officers use on a daily basis. In addition, some more peculiar items such as a wig and counterfeit money were also found in his possession.
The young man was eventually outed after he walked up to a home and told residents he was investigating a domestic disturbance.
“The homeowner informed him there was no problem and they had not placed a call to the police,” a press release said.
The fake deputy was then involved in a brief confrontation with one individual, who would later call the authorities.
“When he was told, there was no disturbance, the suspect left,” officials said.
According to the Sun, the pretend policeman was stripped of his pretend badge and gun before he was taken to the High Desert Juvenile Detention Center.
— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) March 7, 2018
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