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Police: Impersonator teen does it again

TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009

CHICAGO – The teenager accused of donning a Chicago police uniform and going on patrol earlier this year is in more legal trouble after he dressed like a grown-up to allegedly take a car from a dealership.

The boy, 15, showed up at a dealership Friday “wearing a suit and tie” and asked to test drive a Lexus, police spokesman Roderick Drew said. A dealership employee had to jump-start the car – which was older than the boy – and the boy drove off while the employee was returning the equipment.

The boy crashed into a traffic light, climbed out and tried to fool police by posing as a father passing by the scene, Drew said. “He grabbed a stroller and pushed the stroller to try to blend in,” said Drew, who did not know if there was a child in the stroller. Police grabbed him, Drew said.

The boy was charged Monday with several crimes.

In January, the then-14-year-old allegedly entered a police station and posed as an officer for hours, including driving a patrol car and aiding an arrest.


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