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Teens Arrested Driving Replica Police Vehicle

Three juveniles were arrested in Half Moon Bay Friday driving a fake cop car and wearing military gear that had been stolen from a California National Guardsman.

Three juveniles on Friday were arrested in Half Moon Bay driving a replica police vehicle and wearing military gear that had been stolen from a California National Guardsman, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

The vehicle was pulled over on state Highway 1 and Kelley Avenue at about 3:35 a.m., according to the sheriff's office.

The car was equipped with a black push bar on the front grill, black window cages on both rear passenger windows, and lights installed on the front and back that made it appear to be an official police vehicle, the sheriff's office said.

There were three teenagers inside the car: a 16-year-old and 17-year-old from Vallejo, and a 17-year-old from Half Moon Bay. Because they are juveniles, police didn't release their names.

One of the juveniles was wearing a camouflaged military jacket and a bulletproof vest, and further investigation revealed a Camel hydration system and military shirt that were inside the vehicle.

Deputies contacted the headquarters of the California National Guard in Sacramento and found that the items were stolen during a burglary on Thursday.

The juvenile who had the stolen items was booked at Hillcrest Juvenile Hall on charges of possession of stolen property.

The driver was cited for driving a replica police vehicle and released into the custody of his family.

The third teenager was also cited and released into the custody of his family.

— Bay City News

Robert T. September 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Typical Sheriff.....donut shop must have been closed. Nothing illegal about an imitation cop car, didn’t see anything about alcohol, drugs, weapons, at 3am, maybe the kid had donuts in the trunk?

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