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'Kid Cop' Jailed After Posing As Chicago Police Officer.. Again

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This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Vincent Richardson, 19, of Chicago. Richardson faces a felony charge in adult court after his arrest Tuesday, July 23, 2013, for impersonating a Chicago police officer. In 2009, when he was 14, Richardson put on a regulation Chicago Police Department uniform and managed to fool officers who assigned him to traffic duty for five hours before anyone realized the masquerading cop was actually a middle school student. (AP Photo/Chica
This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Vincent Richardson, 19, of Chicago. Richardson faces a felony charge in adult court after his arrest Tuesday, July 23, 2013, for impersonating a Chicago police officer. In 2009, when he was 14, Richardson put on a regulation Chicago Police Department uniform and managed to fool officers who assigned him to traffic duty for five hours before anyone realized the masquerading cop was actually a middle school student. (AP Photo/Chica

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who as a 14-year-old fooled police into letting him drive a squad car has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for posing as an officer again.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1ave1r5 ) that the now-19-year-old Vincent Richardson pleaded guilty Thursday to impersonation of a peace officer. Prosecutors say Richardson posed as an officer in July while trying to buy police clothing.

Richardson showed his driver's license and was arrested after a store employee looked up his name on the Internet. The worker realized he was the same person who impersonated an officer as a teen.

In 2009, Richardson walked into a police station dressed as an officer, went on patrol and even helped with an arrest. The incident was highly embarrassing for the Chicago Police Department.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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