14-y/o Dupes Police to be one


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Boy, 14, dupes police, patrols Chicago for 5 hours

By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press Writer Michael Tarm, Associated Press Writer Sun Jan 25, 9:20 pm ET
CHICAGO – A 14-year-old aspiring police officer donned a uniform, walked into a Chicago police station and managed to get an assignment — patroling in a squad car for five hours before he was detected, police said Sunday.
The boy did not have a gun, never issued any tickets and didn't drive the squad car, Deputy Superintendent Daniel Dugan said.
Assistant Superintendent James Jackson said the ruse was discovered only after the boy's patrol with an actual officer ended Saturday. Officers noticed his uniform lacked a star that is part of the regulation uniform.
Police said they were investigating how the deception went undetected for so long in what they described as a serious security breach.
Police didn't identify the boy because of his age. He has been charged as a juvenile with impersonating an officer.
Dugan said the boy looks older than 14 and was motivated by a desire to be an officer, not malice or "ill intent."
The boy once took part in a Chicago program for youth interested in policing, so he would have been familiar with some procedures, perhaps helping him blend in, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said.
Pretty bold if you ask me and then he only gets caught when he doesn't have the proper pin? How come his "partner" didn't catch on lol


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They give assignments that easily? I would have imagined the police station had a roster of officers assigned to that station and every one accounted for. It would have been obvious he wasn't part of the team if they bothered to check names (unless he stole an identity of another officer which I doubt because they would have mentioned it in the news).


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I was just watching a story on this on the news, I found it funny that no one noticed that he wasn't wearing a badge and he looks so young. I wonder if the standard rules apply to a minor impersonating an officer of the law apply?

This will be interesting to see how this plays out.


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thus is why cops is often referred to as pigs....dumb, lmao.