A 14-year-old boy in Victorville, California, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly responding to homes and pulling over people while dressed in sheriff’s uniform and driving in a Ford Explorer equipped with emergency lights.
According to the San Bernardino Sun, the unidentified teen—who was already on probation—also had counterfeit money, simulation firearms, ballistic vests, and other law enforcement-related items in his home. A news release said that police arrested the boy after spotting him driving his great-grandparent’s Ford Explorer and pulling him over.
Los Angeles Times reported that the teen, wearing a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department uniform, pulled into a driveway with flashing emergency lights and spoke to a homeowner about the domestic disturbance. The homeowner said they made no such report and later contacted police.
The 14-year-old is accused of having two additional run-ins Monday night. Per the Sun, the teen allegedly stopped a woman on the road, took her information, and let her off with a warning. Later on, the teen allegedly went to another home and told the teen a 16-year-old resident that he was investigating a domestic disturbance.
“When he was told, there was no disturbance, the suspect left,” officials said.
A woman, named Jasmine, later told KABC that she was the homeowner who first spoke with the teen about a domestic disturbance. She recalled how the teen attempted to enter her home, checking to see if the door was locked, before abruptly leaving when realizing how many people were inside.
“He looked so normal, like a real police officer when I’d seen him,” she said. “He was like, ‘Is there a domestic disturbance here?'” said Jasmine. “And I was like ‘There’s nothing going on here.”
The teen was booked into the High Desert Juvenile Detention Center. Police currently working to determine a motive.
— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) March 7, 2018
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