Pucker factor! 18 Y/O IN driver shoots at presumed LEO imposter during traffic stop.

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    Pucker factor! 18 Y/O IN driver shoots at presumed LEO imposter during traffic stop.

    Dyer man shoots at suspected police impostor

    18 year old driver. "LEO" had professional lighting package on SUV. Very poorly written article makes it ambiguous whether the "LEO" or the driver drew first. Driver NOT arrested, "LEO" got away.

    I wonder if some kid 'borrowed' his Dad's cop car and badge for some late night fun.
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    Woah. Scary. Would like some more details on how the victim determined he should draw and fire his weapon.
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    I guess the asking for the wallet instead of the ID in it was the first red flag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SigHawk View Post
    Woah. Scary. Would like some more details on how the victim determined he should draw and fire his weapon.
    I'm guessing this part of the story addresses that: He said it appears the supposed officer had knowledge of police procedures. But state law requires that officers making traffic stops must either be uniformed or driving a fully marked vehicle.

    Still.. That would be a tough call to make. We've talked about things like that before. So I guess if an "unmarked" car tries to pull me over, I'll just call 911 and ask for instructions.
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    I wish the story had more detail. I'm glad it worked out for the boy, but was he not breaking Indiana law being in possession of
    a handgun @ 18?

    It is unclear if the real BG was done with the kid or not, but if losing his wallet was all that was going to happen, given both the ambiguity of the "LE" as real or not, and the legitimacy of the 18 y.o. having a gun, it might have been smarter to ride the situation out--- but then I wasn't there. It could have been the prelude to a kidnapping or murder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    I wish the story had more detail. I'm glad it worked out for the boy, but was he not breaking Indiana law being in possession of
    a handgun @ 18?

    It is unclear if the real BG was done with the kid or not, but if losing his wallet was all that was going to happen, given both the ambiguity of the "LE" as real or not, and the legitimacy of the 18 y.o. having a gun, it might have been smarter to ride the situation out--- but then I wasn't there. It could have been the prelude to a kidnapping or murder.
    Hopyard - it appears that the State of Indiana allows pistol ownership at 18. So, while an 18 year old can't purchase from a FFL (federal law states 21 for pistols) they could purchase a pistol from a private owner or be given one by parents. They are also able to apply for and hold a CHL upon their 18th birthday.
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    Not sure about Indiana but it's 100% legal for an 18 yr old to have a loaded handgun in their vehicle in Florida.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USPnTX View Post
    Hopyard - it appears that the State of Indiana allows pistol ownership at 18. So, while an 18 year old can't purchase from a FFL (federal law states 21 for pistols) they could purchase a pistol from a private owner or be given one by parents. They are also able to apply for and hold a CHL upon their 18th birthday.
    This is correct. My wife's cousin has been carrying since he was 18.

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    I agree with above....if somebody has your wallet and they claim they are a LEO.....would I shoot at them if I questioned it? No. I'd drive away at the very most. If I killed they guy and he was LE...I'd be screwed. If I killed the guy and he was an imposter I still might have a world of hurt on me. I ready to protect my life and family....but I've had plenty of wallets over the years.
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    In this case all these questions are moot. Turns out the shooter made up the whole story. He is now under the possiblity of several charges. From false informing to dischageing a firearm in the city.

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    I'm glad the victim had the SA to see BOGUS and defend himself! hope they find the dirtbag.

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    Yikes, that took some guts...glad the driver is unscathed.
    Someone posing as a cop should get lots of 'vacation' time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owgem View Post
    In this case all these questions are moot. Turns out the shooter made up the whole story. He is now under the possiblity of several charges. From false informing to dischageing a firearm in the city.
    Yes, more info please. I love a good twist on things.....
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