Alleged Fake Officer Faces Real Charges After Stopping Prank

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP) He may have been playing police officer to stop a prank but a 19-year-old is facing real charges, including felony false imprisonment, for allegedly handcuffing a teenager.

Jesse Archuleta of Highlands Ranch allegedly approached two teenagers who were waiting in their car as friends spread toilet paper early Sunday on a nearby lawn, Douglas County sheriff's officials said in a statement.

Investigators said Archuleta handcuffed the male driver and ordered the others to clean up, then uncuffed the man and drove away.

Archuleta also faces charges of impersonating a peace officer and illegal possession of alcohol. He is free on $3,000 bail.

There was no phone listing for Archuleta and it was unclear whether he had retained an attorney.

KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 17748474 -
Gray Television, Inc.