14-year-old dresses up as cop, reports to work

Published: Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 4:19 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 4:19 p.m.

CHICAGO Police say a 14-year-old boy has been charged with impersonating a police officer after he dressed in a regulation uniform and reported for duty at a Chicago police station.

Police spokeswoman Monique Bond says the Chicago teen was charged Sunday after he entered a station in the city's South Side and claimed to be a police officer.

Bond says a sergeant later questioned the boy and discovered he wasn't an officer. She says the boy is a member of a program for youth interested in police work.

She also says the boy was not armed and was never behind the wheel of a police car.

Police are not identifying the boy because he is a juvenile.

The department's internal affairs division is investigating.

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