Wednesday, March 4, 2009

You can't make this up

Boy’s Impersonation of Chicago Officer to Bring Discipline for 7 on Force

Seven police officers here will be disciplined for failing to detect a 14-year-old boy’s impersonation of a police officer for five hours, including driving a patrol car and pulling a suspect’s arm behind his back so officers could handcuff him.

These cops must be real putzes, if they worked with a 14-year-old and didn't realize he was a teenager.

The Chicago police superintendent, Jody P. Weis ... said the teenager slipped past officers at the Grand Crossing police station on the South Side on Jan. 24, arriving in a store-bought uniform with neither a badge nor identification. The impersonation ended at 7:40 p.m. when the teenager’s identity was questioned and he was arrested.

Good thing someone was awake.

The department has posted the photographs of the accused police impersonators on its Web site,, with the exception of the 14-year-old.

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