So if you’ve been pulled over by a youngish-looking cop in the El Monte area lately, it may have been a Scout.
Teen Explorer Scouts Allegedly Pose As Cops, Stop Drivers
Police Arrest Both Boys
Both boys were members of the El Monte police department’s Explorer Progam, which is designed to give young people the chance to learn more about becoming a police officer, NBC4 reported.
But Explorer Scouts are not allowed to act like police officers.
El Monte police received a report Thursday from a motorist who said he believed he had been stopped by an individual posing as a law enforcement officer, said Christopher Cano, a detective with the El Monte Police Department.
The motorist reported the suspect vehicle had emergency lights with some type of siren system, Cano said. The motorist initially thought he was being stopped by an undercover surveillance vehicle.
However, when the suspect approached the motorist, the motorist realized the suspect was too young to be a police officer. [full story]
Anyone with additional information on the case was asked to call Cano at (562) 580-2142.