After multiple incidents in San Bernardino County were reported, local police arrested a teen who has been accused of posing as a law enforcement officer. The young boy had on a full police uniform and had equipped his family’s SUV with flashing red and blue emergency lights to make a ‘traffic stop’.
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">14-year-old juvenile arrested for impersonating a deputy sheriff<a href="https://t.co/0AMOLkF0qd">https://t.co/0AMOLkF0qd</a> <a href="https://t.co/pW1isXneK9">pic.twitter.com/pW1isXneK9</a></p>— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) <a href="https://twitter.com/sbcountysheriff/status/971499360684072962?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 7, 2018</a></blockquote>
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In the video, you can see him mounting the SUV into a driveway in the 13600 block of Mica Avenue in Victorville. The teen had taken off the license plates and there were no law enforcement or other types of markers to identify it as a patrol vehicle.
Clearly into the ‘act’ he then went to the front door of the house and told the local residents he was there to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.
Ms. Jasmine Jones, who lives at the house in question, said: “For me, I was like, ‘That’s not normal. Do cops do that?’”
“I saw the police uniform and I thought, ‘That just doesn’t look right.’"
"It’s loose, and the belt buckle isn’t staying on his hips.”
The young boy was clothed in a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department uniform (fully armed with a gun).
The Ford Explorer used in the ‘skit’ was pulled over the next day during a random traffic stop. The police sergeant then arrested the 14-year-old, who was the great-grandson of the vehicle's register owner. It would seem the kid had an extensive ‘hobby’ as police found "a large amount of counterfeit money, simulations firearms, ballistic vests, and other law enforcement related items".
Ms. Jones was later on called to identify the 14-year-old at which point she asked him:
“You’re 14, how do you even have the means or all that?”