Chicago Youth Police impersonator arrested once more as an grownup

CHICAGO – A man arrested three times for posing as a Chicago police officer, including once at the age of 14, has been arrested again for the same crime, police said.

Vincent Richardson was arrested Wednesday and charged with an officer’s crimes, police said Thursday. He is charged with pretending to be a police sergeant in Chicago on January 14th, January 27th and February 3rd. Authorities have not released details of Richardson’s recent actions.

Richardson, who was also wanted on an arrest warrant, was due to appear in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday. It was not immediately known if he had a lawyer to speak on his behalf.

Richardson was arrested in 2009 at the age of 14 after being convincing as a police officer that he was assigned a radio and went on patrol with a real police officer.

In 2013, at the age of 19, Richardson pretended to be a civil servant and was arrested while trying to buy police equipment. And in 2015, at the age of 21, Richardson was arrested after police stopped his car while investigating a gun call. He was wearing a protective vest and had a police belt, scanner, BB gun and stun gun in his possession. He received 18 months’ imprisonment for posing as an officer after every crime.

The Associated Press

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