FOX 29 News has learned that a young man who once took part in a program for aspiring police officers has been arrested in connection with a police impersonation case from earlier in the week.
The suspect has yet to be charged and is still being interviewed by detectives, FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser reports. He's a former member but not graduate of the "Philadelphia Police Explorer Cadet Program," which offers training to young adults ages 14 to 20 who are interested in a law enforcement career.
Schratwieser reports that the suspect was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry with strobe lights and had a gold badge. He allegedly had his hand on his right hip as he approached a 24-year-old male in a 7-Eleven parking lot on the 9000 block of Frankford Avenue.
Two members of the police department's bomb squad are being credited with the arrest.
Police say this arrest is not related to another police impersonation case reported early Thursday morning, when two men pretended to be police officers, pulled over a pickup truck at Cottman Avenue and Walker Street, handcuffed the three occupants and took off with the truck.