Impersonator Story Pans Out
The South Side teenager who made national headlines for impersonating a Chicago Police officer and patrolling the streets as a 14-year-old is in trouble with the law again.
Vincent Richardson was only a minor when he sauntered into the Grand Crossing District station in a uniform over two years ago, duping cops in an embarrassing stunt that led to disciplinary action within the department.
But the troubled teen, now 17, has been charged as an adult for his May 10 arrest for felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
- Juvenile Court Judge Andrew Berman sentenced Richardson to three years’ probation in July 2009 for possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
- A few months later he was sentenced to juvenile prison for five years after pleading guilty to shoving his mother and stealing a relative's Cadillac.
Oh, and to the Tribune and Sun Times writers? You're welcome. Now do something with it you asshats. Generate some outrage over coddling criminals from cradle to grave.