A New Hampshire teenager who dreamed of becoming a police officer was arrested after dressing up like one and heading for a treat.
Chase Lacasse, 19, was apprehended by real state police in New Hampshire after allegedly walking up to an ice cream stand in full uniform with a handgun on his belt.
The young man, who posted numerous photos of himself dressed up as an officer on social media, was arrested and charged with felony impersonation of police.
The jacket he wore to the stand on Wednesday allegedly included police patches.
It is not known whether Lacasse identified himself as an officer in any way other than his dress.
A customer of the store, King Kone in Merrimack, said that the costume was likely an April Fools’ Day prank, according to the Union Leader.
Although Lacasse, who graduated from high school last year, has posted on Instagram that he wanted to become an officer and repeatedly posed in various uniforms.
He also said that he had gotten a license and bought a Glock 19 handgun.
One photo shows that he also dressed up in full uniform with police patches for Halloween, according to Vocativ.
A supposed license for his gun lists Lacasse at 5 foot 4 inches and 115 pounds in 2013.
It is not known if Lacasse has ever applied to join the police force.
Source: Daily Mail