http://www.wgme.com/template/flashplayers/jwplayer/dev/files/embed.jsA New Hampshire teen was arrested this week for impersonating an officer, the apparent result of an ongoing fascination with law enforcement, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Chance LaCasse, 19, was spotted leaving an ice cream shop in Merrimack, New Hampshire, on Wednesday (April Fools’ Day), dressed in a police jacket with state police patches on his sleeves and a gun on his hip, officials told WMUR. LaCasse was soon located and taken into custody.
Vocativ found several Instagram photos posted to an account with LaCasse’s name, showing him with various police paraphernalia and inside a police car.
One caption said from last year said, “One step closer to #graduation #2014 #police” and showed LaCasse in a graduation robe next to a photo of him in a police uniform.
“People ask all the time why I carry a gun, he captioned another photo, in which he is dressed as a detective, with a gun in his waistband. “It’s simple. I’ll do anything to protect what I love. #glock #9mm #2ndamendme”
The photos have since been deleted and the account is now private.
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