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20 Most Ridiculous Police Impersonators

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17. Police Impersonators Rush Former Drug House

The Salt Lake Tribune via YellowBrix

An Ogden family got a rude awakening just before 2 a.m. Tuesday when three men with sawed-off shotguns and a handgun knocked in their backdoor with a sledgehammer and demanded drugs, guns and cash.

Ogden Lt. Scott Sangberg said the men broke in to the home near on the 100 block of Patterson Avenue and identified themselves as police officers. Two of the men went downstairs and one went upstairs, Sangberg said.

Someone called police during the break-in. Officers arrived to find nothing had been stolen and no one in the house was injured.

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Police said the three men ran out the back door and headed south. Officers set up a perimeter in the area. One officer noticed a car leaving down an alley just south of the house with its lights off. The officer followed the car to the 3100 block of Lincoln Avenue, Sangberg said.

The officer stopped the car and found the driver was wearing the same clothes as the intruders — a black hooded sweatshirt, a blue bandana and mechanics gloves. Sangberg said there was also a sawed-off shotgun along with drugs and paraphernalia inside the car.

The driver was booked on suspicion of 11 charges, including aggravated burglary, possession of an illegally altered weapon, impersonating a police officer and driving without headlights.

The other two men got away; police have not been able to find them, Sangberg said.

There was an innocent family residing inside the home during the break-in.

Sangberg said it appeared their home was a former drug house, but the dealers had since moved out.

Said Sangberg: “The family was living in perhaps the right house, but at the wrong time.”

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    CplBryon

    almost 4 years ago

    6 Comments

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

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    bartlett705

    almost 4 years ago

    64 Comments

    What a clown!

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    BIGMONEY

    almost 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    It's pathetic how dumb some people can be.

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    Ahi

    about 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    ha ha, nice

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    Straightshooter

    about 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

    about 5 years ago

    1830 Comments

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

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    Desertfox1A

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 5 years ago

    14 Comments

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

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    ghost08

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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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