Teen Detained for Posing as Cop

Palestine police have arrested a teenager for posing as a police officer and making traffic stops.

Police say the young man made three separate stops in Palestine last Friday. They say the suspect drove an unmarked vehicle with a flashing blue light mounted on the dashboard. According to drivers he pulled over, the impersonator would ask them over a PA system to get out and lie down on the ground. Then the impersonator would laugh and drive away.

If found guilty, the suspect could face two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Julie Tam, reporting.