Man Arrested While Doing 'Ride Along' With Cops (Updated)

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Update: The last time we checked in with Miles Hartman, he was pillaging the Alliance police locker room, walking off with a bullet-proof vest during a citizen ride-along. Cops had video of the incident, so the ride-along went straight to jail.

This time Hartman didn't try to steal anything, but the security guard did tell a hospital that he was an Alliance police officer when applying for a job. He, of course, is not, despite his penchant for making news by being arrested, the newest of those entries: impersonating a police officer. We're already preparing for next week's story about Hartman pulling over speeders and trying to ticket them. It's bound to happen. (WOIO)

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Generally you want to steer clear of the cops if you're going to commit a crime. They teach this in Criminals 101 down at the local community college. Visiting a police station as a civilian on a "ride along" qualifies as one of those times when thievery should be avoided, what with all the cops around and all.

If you're a working security guard, you should especially be aware of this.

According to NewsNet5
, a 23-year-old security guard "going to school for law enforcement" broke this cardinal rule when, during a "ride along" with Alliance police, he stopped by the cops' locker room and lifted a bullet-proof vest. There's video of him putting it on and walking out of the station and everything. His ride along then ended with a trip to Stark County jail.

This minor hiccup with the civilian ride along program, however, will not deter Alliance cops from bringing in the public in the future, in case you were wondering. But they did post: "This was, however, very disappointing to us." It's also depressing for the entire human race.

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