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(Patch)   Prankster teens in California suburb impersonate police, using high-powered flashlights and megaphones to order victims out of their cars and to lie face down. Arresting officers are not amused   (temecula.patch.com) divider line 37
    More: Scary, Kevin McDonald, lie face, police officers, victims, Temecula, suburbs, teens, impersonating a police officer  
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2013-12-28 01:53:43 PM
Wow. That's powerful stupid.

Good thing it was in California. If that happened in Mississippi or West Tennessee, given the recent occurance of a blue light murderer/rapist, the people might have shot first and asked questions later.
 
2013-12-28 02:12:38 PM
So they can still run for president and get almost half the vote a la Mittens?
 
2013-12-28 02:39:53 PM

img.fark.net

 
2013-12-28 03:20:02 PM

Thank goodness for YouTube - making self-incrimination easier for morons since 2005.

 
2013-12-28 03:21:08 PM
I wonder if they found out whether or not the schnozberries tasted liked schnozberries...
 
2013-12-28 03:21:10 PM
But they were always such nice kids...
 
2013-12-28 03:21:48 PM

hardinparamedic: Wow. That's powerful stupid.

Good thing it was in California. If that happened in Mississippi or West Tennessee, given the recent occurance of a blue light murderer/rapist, the people might have shot first and asked questions later.


No doubt. That's the problem - folks don't seem to understand that one person's prank is another person's assault, and it doesn't take much to turn such pranks from "an act of simple stupidity" into "an avoidable tragedy."
 
2013-12-28 03:23:25 PM
I'd be pissed and maybe feeling a bit foolish for getting duped by a bunch of kids but it's not like you can demand to see a badge or anything before getting prostrate, anymore.
 
2013-12-28 03:26:14 PM
Average FARK holiday season...


www.hollywoodjesus.com


www.fairfaxunderground.com
 
2013-12-28 03:28:14 PM
California to ban high powered flashlights in 3,2,1...
 
2013-12-28 03:29:43 PM
did they say they were the police or did they just have flashlights and megaphones?


CSB: Man years ago I was in a drive thru lane at Whataburger late at night, after the local bars' closing time and the person in the car in front of me didn't move for quite some time.  They looked slumped over and after watching them awhile for some sign of movement I got out and walked up to their driver's side door.  I didn't know if they had had a heart attack, stroke, or what so I rapped on their window.  The driver awoke with a start, looked at me through the window and started fumbling in his back pocket for his wallet.  He had apparently been drinking, passed out, and when I knocked on his window he thought I was the police and was pulling out his license to hand me.  Apparently it doesn't take much to make people think you're a cop.
 
2013-12-28 03:31:32 PM
Here in Dallas, we have had two instances recently of a fake police officer pulling someone over.
First time he raped the girl, second time she fought and got away.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Second-North-Texas-woman-pulled-over- by -fake-officer-in-attempted-assault-235834921.html

So pulling this kind of crap will get you shot. And when it happens, I won't shed a tear.
 
2013-12-28 03:33:38 PM

hardinparamedic: Wow. That's powerful stupid.

Good thing it was in California. If that happened in Mississippi or West Tennessee, given the recent occurance of a blue light murderer/rapist, the people might have shot first and asked questions later.


I think you have that backwards.
 
2013-12-28 03:44:42 PM
Hey, I thought the whole "Patch" thing was dead. Didn't somebody kill it?

Patch Execs Tell Employees Patch Is Not Dead, Despite What They Read In The New York Times
                                                                                                                          -- Business Insider

Oh.
 
2013-12-28 03:45:30 PM
miss me yet?

i.imgur.com


/Oh why did I search for 'uniform'..... I'm so sorry.
 
2013-12-28 03:53:32 PM
"He's got a flashlight and a megaphone! I'd better do what he says. "
 
2013-12-28 03:54:06 PM

FormlessOne: Thank goodness for YouTube - making self-incrimination easier for morons since 2005.


There's no point to doing this stuff unless you can brag about it.

Kind of like how nobody takes martial arts classes and keeps it a secret.
 
2013-12-28 03:58:30 PM

wellreadneck: I'd be pissed and maybe feeling a bit foolish for getting duped by a bunch of kids but it's not like you can demand to see a badge or anything before getting prostrate, anymore.


Or that I would know what a real badge looks like anyways.
 
2013-12-28 04:01:24 PM

sheep snorter: miss me yet?

[i.imgur.com image 500x750]


/Oh why did I search for 'uniform'..... I'm so sorry.


Yeah, you should be sorry...  Anyone have a bridge I can use for 15 minutes?
 
2013-12-28 04:02:09 PM
Of course they're not amused.  They hate competition.
 
2013-12-28 04:06:20 PM

serial_crusher: "He's got a flashlight and a megaphone! I'd better do what he says. "


Sad thing is, as much as the real police have abused "refusing to obey a lawful order" (disrespecting their authoritah) and "disorderly conduct" (pissing them off), 99 times out of 100 you're far better off just being a good little sheep and doing whatever they say.
 
2013-12-28 04:11:17 PM

fireclown: wellreadneck: I'd be pissed and maybe feeling a bit foolish for getting duped by a bunch of kids but it's not like you can demand to see a badge or anything before getting prostrate, anymore.

Or that I would know what a real badge looks like anyways.


Actually, same here. I figure if you've got "police" silkscreened on you somewhere, chances are you're a cop of some sort..
 
2013-12-28 04:31:16 PM
Electric flashlights. Electric megaphones.

Electricity -- for the Devil's Work!

compliance.safetysmart.com
 
2013-12-28 04:33:08 PM
skreened.com
used to date a girl from Rancho California, 'til Temecula swallowed it whole
 
2013-12-28 05:00:34 PM
Shoot the hostage
 
2013-12-28 05:01:58 PM

FormlessOne: Thank goodness for YouTube - making self-incrimination easier for morons since 2005.


and Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and ...
 
2013-12-28 05:06:25 PM

FormlessOne: hardinparamedic: Wow. That's powerful stupid.

Good thing it was in California. If that happened in Mississippi or West Tennessee, given the recent occurance of a blue light murderer/rapist, the people might have shot first and asked questions later.

No doubt. That's the problem - folks don't seem to understand that one person's prank is another person's assault, and it doesn't take much to turn such pranks from "an act of simple stupidity" into "an avoidable tragedy."


You two have a valid point, but you also sound old and whiny so I am inclined to dismiss you.
 
2013-12-28 05:13:35 PM
Did any of the victims say they had their suspicions about them being fake cops because they didn't get tased?
 
2013-12-28 05:51:25 PM
Cops need a better sense of humor.
 
2013-12-28 05:54:04 PM
How do they know the kids weren't the real officers and the people who arrested them were the real fakes, huh?
 
2013-12-28 07:22:57 PM

hardinparamedic: Wow. That's powerful stupid.

Good thing it was in California. If that happened in Mississippi or West Tennessee, given the recent occurance of a blue light murderer/rapist, the people might have shot first and asked questions later.


How recent was this? Did they catch him?
 
2013-12-28 09:06:15 PM
Yay, it's my town on fark! The last time this happened was because people were protesting our local mosque's plans to overhaul their parking lot. I was at Christmas dinner with the family not five doors from the Harveston incident When it occurred. Bored teens are dumb as hell.
 
2013-12-28 09:21:39 PM

CaptSS: Here in Dallas, we have had two instances recently of a fake police officer pulling someone over.
First time he raped the girl, second time she fought and got away.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Second-North-Texas-woman-pulled-over- by -fake-officer-in-attempted-assault-235834921.html

So pulling this kind of crap will get you shot. And when it happens, I won't shed a tear.


Should have picked a different girl the second time.
 
2013-12-28 10:04:52 PM

Pichu0102: How do they know the kids weren't the real officers and the people who arrested them were the real fakes, huh?


Good point.  Take that you coppers!
 
2013-12-28 11:07:09 PM

Paris1127: How recent was this? Did they catch him?


Last year. He was driving a crown vic with a dash light, pulling people over, and robbing them at gunpoint. He was linked to two murders in North Miss, and was suspected of doing it in central Mississippi as well.

The local departments in North Miss stopped using unmarked cars in any capacity for several months afterwords.
 
2013-12-28 11:10:30 PM

Bucky Katt: Cops need a better sense of humor.


Next time someone in an unmarked car with a 10 dollar dash light pulls up behind you on a lonely road, just remember to laugh. Nothing bad has ever been done by people pretending to be cops. It's just funny.
 
2013-12-29 04:42:43 AM
FTA: The other suspects include three girls and two boys, whose identities were not provided because they are under 18.
"Three of the juvenile suspects were released to their parents and charges will be sought against them while they remain out of custody," McDonald said. "The other two juvenile suspects were booked into the Southwest Juvenile Hall on the above charges."


Hm. I wonder which three were released and which two were booked.
 
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