Three teens enrolled in the Los Angeles Police Department cadet program were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing three police vehicles, two stun guns, two radios, and a bulletproof vest, the Los Angeles Times reports.
According to KTLA, officers noticed two cruisers missing around 5pm and found them driving together more than four hours later. The stolen cruisers split up, leading police on two chases that ended in crashes.
Two male cadets and a female cadet—between the ages of 15 and 17—were arrested, KABC reports. Chief Charlie Beck says the cadets "may have impersonated" actual officers and is asking the public to come forward about any "activity being conducted by very young-appearing" cops.