Two Florida teenagers were arrested this week, police tell WPBF, after a 17-year-old allegedly walked into a Port St. Lucie Walmart, brandished a gun and police badge and placed his 14-year-old shoplifting friend in handcuffs.
A store employee followed the teens outside and saw them removing the handcuffs before calling 911.
Port St. Lucie police caught the teens in a nearby plaza, where they found a pellet gun and toy handcuffs in a bush, WPBF reports.
Police say the fake arrest was a scheme on Labor Day to steal from the store. One of the teens was allegedly found with several packs of Yu-Gi-Oh playing cards.
Both teens were charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest without violence, while the older teen had an additional charge of impersonating a police officer.