VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Authorities say a 14-year-old Southern California boy arrested for pretending to be a sheriff’s deputy launched phony investigations and pulled people over while driving around in an SUV equipped with flashing blue and red lights.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials say the unidentified teen was taken into custody Tuesday after deputies found counterfeit money, fake guns and ballistic vests in his home.

The Sun newspaper says the investigation was launched Monday when a Victorville homeowner reported someone driving an unmarked SUV and wearing a sheriff’s uniform came to the house and said he was investigating a domestic disturbance.

Officials say the same day the teen pulled a woman over and gave her a warning before letting her go.

Deputies later stopped the SUV and found the uniformed teen inside.