Teen Pretends to Be Cop, Accidentally Pulls Over Real Cop


A Virginia teen impersonated a police officer and attempted to pull over a real off-duty cop.

avl-letter-upper-case-b-stretched-wall-art-black-lgoredom is a teenage boy‘s worst enemy. Surely, it was boredom that drove Joshua Rosene to impersonate a police officer. Of course, that’s giving the 18 year-old Virginia teen the benefit of the doubt, something the cop he tried to pull over certainly didn’t do.

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Police say 18 year-old Joshua Rosene has been charged with impersonating a police officer after attempting to pull over an off-duty cop.

Police say Rosene was tailing an off-duty police officer in his blue Pontiac G6 when he flashed blue LED lights and attempted to pull the officer over. The officer was immediately suspicious of the unfamiliar vehicle and called his on-duty friends at the station to report the incident. When it become clear the officer wasn’t going to pull over, Rosene turned off his lights and fled. He was caught a few hours later.

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Joshua Rosene’s vehicle was outfitted with blue LED lights, which he used to impersonate a police officer. Police are investigating the teen to find out if he’s done it before.

Rosene was charged with impersonating a police officer. He was released on $2,500 bail, pending a Nov. 19 court date. Police say they don’t know why the teen impersonated a cop or tried to pull the vehicle over, but note it’s a serious offense and are investigating whether he’s done it before.

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He was released on $2,500 bail, pending a Nov. 19 court date. Police say they don’t know why the teen impersonated a cop or tried to pull the vehicle over, but note it’s a serious offense and are investigating whether he’s done it before.

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Timothy Bertrand
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