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A 19-Year-Old Was Arrested For Impersonating A Cop On April Fool's Day

Has a 'Let's Be Cops' superfan been discovered?

A teenager who's been dressing like a cop for over a year was arrested in New Hampshire after he allegedly visited a local ice cream shop wearing a jacket with New Hampshire State Police patches and a handgun holstered to his hip.

Chance LaCasse, 19, was busted at King Kone in Merrimack when state police responded to a call regarding the teen's getup, New Hampshire Union Leader reported Wednesday (April 1). The teen was charged with impersonating a police officer, which is a felony.

After seeing his extremely youthful mugshot, it becomes a bit more apparent why the concerned caller doubted his police bona fides:

New Hampshire Troopers' Association

Since the incident occurred on April 1, it was initially chalked up to an elaborate April Fool's fail. But Vocativ did a little digging and, based on what they found on LaCasse's now-deleted Instagram account, it may go a little deeper than that.

instagram.com/chancelacasse

LaCasse seems to be heavy into local cop cosplay, according to posts going back at least 20 months. Vocativ nabbed screenshots, which include pics of him in a cop car and in full patrol garb, from the account. One photo shows him channeling his inner Max Payne, in look and spirit:

instagram.com/chancelacasse
instagram.com/chancelacasse

He apparently owns a German Shepherd, a preferred breed of K-9 units, as well.

instagram.com/chancelacasse

If this is more than a hobby and LaCasse hopes to join the force some day, as the below photo suggests, he'll need to clear up this new blemish on his record.