Michigan State Police Arrested A Mid-Michigan Teen For Impersonating A Police Officer [VIDEO]
Police have arrested a teen who walked into a local motel posing as a Michigan State Police officer.
It's amazing to me that somebody can still get away with this. It happened at 11 p.m. last Saturday. The man did not have a gun but was wearing a badge and shoulder patches that were consistent with an MSP uniform. The fake police officer told staff at the motel that he was responding to a call at the business.
Surveillance video inside the Budget Inn captured everything that happened in the lobby. The 17-year -old went about things as if he were a real police officer. After pretending to take a report he left. The manager of the motel thought something wasn't quite right so he flagged down a Bay City Police officer.
That's when they realized the State Trooper was a fake. The 17-year-old is being charged as an adult. He faces one count of False Representation of a Police Officer. The crime is a misdemeanor that carries a sentence of up to one year in jail.