Teen Cop Impersonator Accused Of Stealing Car From Dealership
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago teenager who was arrested after dressing up like a police officer and going on patrol earlier this year is in trouble with the law again after allegedly dressing up like a grown up to steal a car from a dealership.
Chicago Police spokesman Roderick Drew says the 15-year-old was dressed in a suit when he went to the dealership to take a test drive.
Drew says an employee had to jump start the car, and when he left to return equipment, the boy drove off.
Drew says the boy crashed a short time later and fled. Then he apparently tried to blend into the crowd that gathered by grabbing a stroller. Drew didn't know if a child was inside.
The boy is in custody in a juvenile facility after being charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle and other charges.