Fake cop at it again
Chicago- A teen who was busted once before for impersonating a cop was caught doing it again. Vincent Richardson is 19 and was released on a promise to appear in court next month. At 14, he dressed in a Chicago cop's uniform and was convincing enough that he was issued a radio and a squad car and patrolled for five hours. This time he was caught trying to buy police uniform items. Prosecutors say he told a store clerk he was an officer on the city's South Side. The clerk checked his I-D and discovered Richardson's history on-line. He called police who later found a receipt from the store in Richardson's pocket. It was for a Chicago Police Department badge. In the earlier incident, several officers were disciplined for not recognizing Richardson as an impostor and he was placed on juvenile probation. Since then, he's been in trouble as a minor and an adult, spending a year in prison for unlawful use of a gun.
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