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20 Most Ridiculous Police Impersonators

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2. Teen Impersonator Completes Shift with Real Officer Before Being Discovered

Chicago Tribune via YellowBrix

CHICAGO – Chicago police arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly impersonating one of their own Saturday.

The boy, who has been charged as a juvenile for impersonating an officer, walked into the Grand Crossing District station, 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave., dressed in a Chicago police uniform, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said. The boy, who reported for duty about 1:30 p.m., partnered with another police officer for about five hours.

The boy identified himself as an officer from another district but was detailed for the day to Grand Crossing and also was savvy enough to sign out a police radio and a ticket book, according to a source. The source also said the boy went on traffic stops with the officer he went on the street with.

Bond said the boy “did not write tickets” and said there was “no information to indicate that he [was] ever behind the wheel.”

At an afternoon news conference, police said the boy had no interaction with the public.

After his tour was over, a ranking officer became suspicious of the boy. Police said the officer discovered the teen was not a real police officer when he couldn’t produce any credentials. The boy was wearing police-issued pants, shirt, vest, sweater and skull cap, police said.

He was missing his police star, but that was not discovered until after he returned from traffic patrol. Police said the 14-year-old’s partner on the traffic assignment did not recognize the boy was underage.

The source said the boy had an empty holster and a newspaper in place of a ballistic vest in his vest carrier.

Police described the boy as a former “police explorer,” which means he was part of a community program run through the Police Department’s Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) that allows youths to interact with Chicago police officers. He was part of the explorer program in 2008 in the Englewood District.

“The boy was not armed, and the matter is under investigation with Internal Affairs,” Bond said.

Bond also said that how the boy acquired the police uniform was under investigation. Police officers need to present identification while acquiring their uniforms, police said.

The boy “has identified an egregious breach in security,” Deputy Supt. of Patrol Dan Dugan said.

The boy, whom authorities did not identify since he’s a juvenile, is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court at 10 a.m. Monday.

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    CplBryon

    over 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    its clowns like that, that make all security office look bad!

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    bartlett705

    over 3 years ago

    64 Comments

    What a clown!

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    BIGMONEY

    over 3 years ago

    8 Comments

    It's pathetic how dumb some people can be.

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    Ahi

    almost 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    ha ha, nice

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    Straightshooter

    almost 5 years ago

    1708 Comments

    You mean I get paid to do a job that someone else will do for nothing? Wow, I suppose I am just lucky!

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    fireprotom

    almost 5 years ago

    1824 Comments

    I used to love going on rescue calls and having a off duty mall cop show up!

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    Desertfox1A

    almost 5 years ago

    562 Comments

    #19. Good old water boarding, they at least learned something from that fake president we had to put up with for the past eight years. Call waterboarding what it is not some lame name like "simulated drowning." To be WB'ed is no fun, even when you know all you have to do give a signal and it is stopped. What we had to go through for our country back in the 70's.

    If they where just taking the drugs off the streets, I would have no problem with it. Any other reason, well, that is a different story.

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    Desertfox1A

    almost 5 years ago

    562 Comments

    I told my daughter and daughter-in-laws, that if a car comes up behind them, then tries to stop them and is not decked out like a standard police car, or they are suspicous of the driver to either call 911 on thier cell phones and ask for assistence from a marked car or to head for the nearest police station/barracks or what ever they are called in the areas where my kids are stationed. The same advice that he gave us kids when we got out on our own. You never know!

    Their grandpa, may he rest in peace, was a real good C.o.P. from back in 1952 until he was forced to quit in 1973 because a local sheriff pressured the local police commissioner to fire him and replace the city LEO's with a resisdent deputy.

    As for you real LEO's out there, I have great respect for you and the job you do, I understand the daily danger that you face. In 1959 we almost lost our father to an escaped murderer from out of state when dad tried to stop him for going the wrong way on a oneway street after the perp ran when he was told he could not double park in front of the bank. The lack of communication between states and departments did not exist at the time. Keep up the good work, and stay safe.

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    DiveRecoverySheriff

    almost 5 years ago

    82 Comments

    I am with joliveria, I feel this site should be allowed to people who are LEOs or CSOs, and also to have this verified from the agency to insure there isnt an impersonator.

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    mOOSEmAGIC

    almost 5 years ago

    612 Comments

    Silent_Observer: Thank you so very much for pointing out the Mall Ninja Legend. I freakin wet myself all over my Government Issued desk chair. Holy Crap! Theres also a Mall Ninja Aptitude test at http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=6753325773046944943. I, very literally, almost passed out laughing.
    I used to be a Director of Mall Security for a Mall in Mission Viejo, so I have a distinct appreciation for this wingnut.

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    MsSilky1

    almost 5 years ago

    64 Comments

    My favorite is the Chicago teen with spunk....(laugh)....he got himself a Lexus and lunch with his "co-workers" at Micky D's.....Apparently he has not learned his lesson(s)....and although appearances would suggest he is going up in the world...he was actually going down. I know that this is not a joke. Particularly some of the other cases involving guns. On a more serious note: Reminds me of a time that there was a kidnapper/rapist on the loose in New England....impersonating a cop was how he got attractive ladies travelling alone to the side of the road. My sister was almost one of his victims.....that was until the rest of us woke up from taking a nap (which we usually did while traveling from our home in MA to our ski chalet in NH)....and the "police officer"....complete with red flashing light, gun and badge....quickly exited the area. It's not that peace officers don't have enough to do already.....My hat is off to them for all that they do, day in and day out with little or no thanks from the public.

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    whitb

    almost 5 years ago

    14 Comments

    it is really to easy for people to get their hands on guns today

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    ghost08

    almost 5 years ago

    32 Comments

    honestly i don't think any of this is funny, over half of these idiots had guns.

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    michael11069

    almost 5 years ago

    76 Comments

    and remember always be safe there is no "routine traffic stop " each one is diffrent so treat it as such

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    michael11069

    almost 5 years ago

    76 Comments

    my comment is about people in America and all these stories. there is a bigger problem here and is people mental health issue these people should be prosucuted to the fullest extent of the law if they can do these type of actions what else are they capable of so far no inocent people have been hurt but it only takes a secound to change someones whole world

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