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Armed Teen Poses As Cop, Gets Ice Cream And Arrested, Real Cops Say

04/05/2015 09:38 am ET | Updated Apr 05, 2015
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Chase LaCasse

A hardened officer of the law turned out to be nothing more than a baby-faced teen after he allegedly failed to convince the general public and authorities that he was a real cop.

New Hampshire teen Chase LaCasse, 19, was arrested April 1 for impersonating an officer after visiting the Merrimack King Kone ice cream parlor dressed as a cop, the Union Leader reported.

LaCasse was carrying a handgun on his hip and New Hampshire State Police patches on the sleeves of his fake uniform, authorities said.

On social media, LaCasse often posted photos of himself wearing a police jacket, or dressed as a detective. Instagram photos first found by Vocativ show the level of detail LaCasse was allegedly willing to go to to convince people he was a real cop.

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A caption on this photo reads: "People ask all the time why I carry a gun. It's simple. I'll do anything to protect what I love #glock #9mm #2ndamendment

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Police said they are still investigating the case. Impersonating an officer is a Class B felony.

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