HALF MOON BAY -- Deputies caught three teens early Saturday in a car souped up to look like a police cruiser, authorities said.
One of the teens was reportedly wearing a bullet proof vest stolen from a California National Guardsman.
A San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy pulled over the three boys, of Vallejo and Half Moon Bay, around 3:35 a.m. close to Highway 1 and Kelley Avenue for an undisclosed violation, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The deputy realized the vehicle had been outfitted with white strobe lights behind its grill and both side mirrors, in imitation of a police cruiser. It also had metal cages over the rear passenger windows.
Police said the car had an amber-colored flashing light bar in the rear as well as a public address system.
One of the boys was reportedly wearing a bullet proof vest that authorities say was stolen during a car burglary in Vallejo on Friday. Police said the same teen also had a camouflage military shirt, jacket and water bottle from the break in.
The teen was booked into juvenile hall on stolen property charges and an undisclosed Solano County warrant. The driver of the car was cited on suspicion of having a replica police car and he was turned over to his mother. The third teen was cited on a misdemeanor warrant and also released to a guardian.
Two of the boys are 17 and the other is 16. Because they are juveniles, police didn't release their names.