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Busted for Using a Smartphone App to Impersonate Police

Alexander WelchA guy in Idaho has been arrested for pretending to be a police officer -- with his smartphone.

On Saturday night, Alexander A. Welch allegedly used an app that flashes blue and red lights to trick another driver into thinking he was a police officer. It worked. The motorist pulled over, and Welch sped away. Understandably annoyed, the driver followed Welch's car, and called the real police. Officials eventually tracked down the prankster and threw him in jail.

Welch now faces a felony charge of unlawful exercise of the function of peace officers, and up to five years in prison. Judging from the kid's (s)mugshot, though, he still seems pretty amused.

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