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Michael McSweeney and Jeffrey Stolzenberg (Credit: South Elgin Police)

Michael McSweeney and Jeffrey Stolzenberg (Credit: South Elgin Police)

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ST CHARLES (CBS) — Two St. Charles teens could spend as much as three years in jail for pretending to be police officers.

Newsradio 780’s Debra Dale reports, Jeffery Stolzenberg and Michael McSweeney, both 19, were pulled over on Randall Road in South Elgin.

When police searched their gold Malibu, they found a public address system with no actual sirens.

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“They apparently were making siren noises with their mouths through the PA system and telling cars to pull over,” South Elgin Police Sgt Mike Doty said.

Some cars did pull over, but the suspects did not approach the vehicles and nobody was hurt.

If convicted, Stolzenberg and Sweeney will face a sentence ranging from probation to three years in prison for impersonating a police officer, which is a felony.

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