MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 15-year-old in Palm Beach County is in trouble with the law after police pulled him over for failing to stop at a stop sign, and then noticed he was dressed in a fake police uniform.
The driver, whose identity is being withheld because of his age, was reportedly wearing a faux Palm Beach County Sheriff Deputy’s uniform.READ MORE: Officials Worry Large Crowds Will Leave Mess Behind After Memorial Day Weekend
A police spokesperson said the teen also had on a law enforcement utility belt and black t-shirt with PBSO on it. He even had a badge with the sheriff department’s official emblem.
The teen told investigators he got the uniform from a friend.
He was immediately taken to the juvenile assessment center in West Palm Beach.READ MORE: Death Of Child Pulled From Homestead Pond Under Investigation
Riviera Beach Police spokesperson Rose Anne Brown said the teen had what appeared to be a gun on him, but it was confirmed Wednesday morning that the gun was fake.
The police department said that the teen will face charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer and will be cited for the traffic violations for not stopping at a stop sign and driving without a valid permit or license.
Prosecutors will have 21 days to decide whether to charge him as an adult.
And a little over a week ago, another teen in Riviera Beach was arrested for impersonating a doctor.Florida Law Enforcement Officials Reassure Parents On Potential School Shooter Threat
According to reports, several nurses and a doctor said the teen was inside an obstetrics and gynecology’s (OB/GYN) room, wearing a lab coat and stethoscope, shadowing a real doctor.