14-year-old Patrols Chicago

Police are investigating how a 14-year old boy passed himself off as a Chicago police officer for an entire shift. When he showed up for work in uniform, the teen was assigned a patrol in a squad car. He never drove or handled a gun, but the deception was not noticed until his shift was over.
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.

Link -via J-Walk Blog

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LOL akhan246 I agree with you! Duh. I say, you go kid!
and I'll add....sure wouldn't be the first time a (minor's) ingenuity and testicular fortitude has out-shined the adults in the arena.
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This story reminded me of an old German story - the "Hauptmann von Köpenick", aka Captain of Koepenick. In 1906, a German masqueraded as a Prussian military officer and fooled the people successfully.

For more informations, read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Voigt
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