VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP/Meredith)– A 14-year-old young boy apprehended for pretending to be a sheriff’s deputy launched counterfeit examinations and pulled people over while driving around his Southern California neighborhood in an SUV geared up with flashing blue and traffic signals, authorities stated.
The unidentified teen was nabbed Tuesday after deputies discovered counterfeit money, fake guns, ballistic vests and other law enforcement-related items in his house, San Bernardino County constable’s officials stated.
The probe was released a day earlier when a Victorville homeowner reported somebody driving an unmarked Ford Explorer with flashing lights and wearing a sheriff’s uniform with a weapon holster pertained to your home and said he was investigating a domestic disturbance.
Jasmine Jones, who lives at the house, told KTLA she was puzzled by the unforeseen check out.
“For me, I was like, ‘That’s not normal. Do polices do that?'” she said.
Jones stated the teenager had on an uncomfortable consistent total with a belt holster which contained a gun. However in spite of the props, Jones said she was skeptical.
“I saw the authorities uniform and I believed, ‘That just doesn’t look right,'” she stated. “It’s loose, and the belt buckle isn’t remaining on his hips.”
Detectives figured out that the kid communicated with at least 2 other individuals while impersonating a deputy. On the very same day, the teen pulled a woman over and offered her a caution prior to letting her go, authorities stated.
Deputies later stopped the SUV and found the uniformed teen inside.
The SUV belonged to the teen’s great-grandfather, inning accordance with the San Bernardino Sun paper. It wasn’t clear if the young boy lived with his great-grandfather or how he was able to access the vehicle.
The young boy, who was on probation at the time of his arrest, was held at a juvenile detention center east of Los Angeles.
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