SPOKANE, Wash. -- A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday for impersonating an officer.
Deputies were called to the 12400 block of East Manfield near N. Pines Rd to speak with a complainant and a witness. Both told officials they had parked a U-Haul next to the sidewalk at the apartment complex when they saw the suspect approaching them on a bicycle.
Authorities said the bike had red and white lights on the handlebars and frame. There were also “Spokane Police”, “Dial 911” and “Crime Check” stickers on the frame. The witnesses also told deputies the suspect was wearing what appeared to be a police duty belt and had a radio. The suspect told the two witnesses he was looking for a “crazy guy” and they were interfering with his work.
The complainant and witness said the suspect had parked his bike in the path of their U-Haul. The complainants said when they went to move the bike out of the way the suspect pushed one of them. The suspect said he was “on business’ and that “someone is going to get hurt.”
Deputies found the suspect in an apartment complex nearby. The suspect told deputies he was “being stupid” and knew what he was doing was wrong.
Authorities had contacted the suspect multiple times in the past for similar incidents. He had been counseled multiple times to the consequences of impersonating an officer.
The suspect was booked into juvenile detention for Impersonating an Officer, Assault and Disorderly Conduct.