14-Year-Old Arrested After Impersonating Officer in Victorville


A teenager allegedly impersonated the law and the law won. 

According to Victorville police, a teenager was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly impersonated a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputy. 

Video released by the department showed the unnamed teen (his identity is being withheld because he's a minor) pulling into a driveway of a home just after 6 p.m. Monday. 

Authorities say the teen was driving a white Ford Explorer with red and blue emergency lights mounted on the inside of the front windshield. The Explorer was unmarked, without any kind of law enforcement identifying markers, or plates. 

Here's where it gets weird: According to police, the teen got out of the car wearing a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department uniform, along with what appeared to be a gun in the belt holster. The kid then walked to the front door and` told the homeowners he was there to investigate a report of domestic violence. 

When the homeowners told the teen to go away, and that they hadn't called police for any reason, the teen attempted to force open the door, but the occupants had already locked it. Afterward, the 14-year-old returned to the Explorer, and the homeowner notified the sheriff's department about the odd encounter. 

The next day, the Ford Explorer was spotted by authorities who conducted a traffic stop to confirm it was the same car. The 14-year-old was taken into custody and detectives conducted a search of the teenager's home. There, they found an impressive collection of equipment, including a large amount of counterfeit money, simulation firearms, ballistiv vests and even the uniform worn during the teen's housecalls. 

The investigation revealed the domestic disturbance call wasn't the first time the kid had tried this. The 14-year-old also allegedly stopped a black woman driving a red vehicle, gave her a warning and let her go after taking down her information. 

The teen is also said to have paid a different visit to another house where he claimed to be investigating a domestic disturbance call. When the 16-year-old told the younger one there was no disturbance, the wanna-be cop left. 

Detectives say there may be more victims and are attempting to find anyone else who might have had contact with the pint-sized cop. If you have any information about who the black female in the red car or the juvenile from the second house call might be, police are asking you to call the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911, or the Sheriff's dispatch at (760) 956-5001. 

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com. 


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