Teen arrested after impersonating police officer

14-year-old 'responded' to home


Police have detained a 14-year-old boy who impersonated an officer, initiating a traffic stop and "responding" to a California home.

KTLA reports the boy was allegedly driving an SUV with flashing red and blue lights when he turned into a Victorville home driveway. The police impersonator was wearing a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department uniform when he approached residents of the home and asked if there had been a call about a domestic disturbance. When they declined, and a larger group of people arrived to the home, the teen fled.

After the teen left, one of the residents, Jasmine Jones, notified authorities of the strange encounter.

"For me, I was like, 'That's not normal. Do cops do that?'" Jones said.

Police spotted the SUV the next day and apprehended the boy. Upon searching his home, they found the uniform, large amounts of counterfeit money, fake guns and ballistic vests and other law enforcement-related items.

The teen was booked at High Desert Juvenile Detention Center.

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