Justice is Served
NEW YORK CITY — An unnamed 14-year-old New York City boy is facing charges after police said he pretended to be an officer and robbed a 64-year-old man who is legally blind.
According to the NYPD, the kid lied to the old man that he was a police officer and offered to lead him through a subway station at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue near Macy's.
After the young fake cop helped the blind man past a turnstile to his subway train, the kid then started going through the man's bag and took his wallet, which contained $85 in cash and several credit cards.
Security footage provided by the NYPD showing the teen unzipping the blind man's backpack and taking out his wallet.
The boy left the subway station with the wallet. Police later discovered one of the cards was used for a $500 charge at a nearby store. And justice was served when the young thug's mother turned him in to the police.
The NYPD said the boy actually looked younger than 14 years old.
ABC News reports the kid now faces charges of grand larceny and criminal impersonation of a police officer.