Here’s a terrible idea: pretending to be a police officer. Aside from Tom Hanks in Catch Me If You Can (whose character was based off of Frank Abagnale Jr who impersonated a doctor, lawyer, and pilot), I don’t think many are capable of playing it off.
Aside from running the risk of getting attacked by some Black Lives Matter lunatic, impersonating an officer is a crime itself. But worse than getting in trouble for impersonating a cop by the law, is getting punished by a good guy with a gun.
One of those who quickly learned that lesson was a 16-year-old Hillside High School student Jalen named Thompson Johnson. He was was shot and killed early yesterday as he wore a mask, claimed to be a police officer, and tried to kick in the door of an apartment in Durham, North Carolina. Not only was the homeowner armed, it turned out he was quite aware that he wasn’t dealing with a real police officer. Oh – and he was an even better shot.
As reported by Bearing Arms
A teen was shot to death while trying to force his way into an apartment in Durham Monday morning, police said. The resident of the apartment was injured in the shooting.
Durham police responded to a report of a shooting at 12:42 a.m. in the 800 block of East Woodcroft Parkway at South Terrace at Auburn Apartments.
Police said that Jalen Thompson Johnson, 16, of Durham, was wearing a mask and was “apparently…attempting to force entry into an occupied apartment.”
Johnson and the man who lived in the home appeared to have exchanged gunfire, according to police. The man in the apartment was shot in the leg and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Strangely enough, if you looked at most reporting on the incident, you’d get the impression that the kid doing the robbery is the victim here. One report stated “The teenager left dead after the gunfire, Jalen Johnson, was a student at Hillside High School in Durham. The school’s principal, Dr. William Logan, said Johnson was a “great kid” and called his death a “loss to our school.”
A great student perhaps, but a great kid? How many great kids commit armed robberies while posing as police officers? I think the number is around zero.