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Father, son posing as police officers plead guilty to disorderly conduct

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Seth Von Allmen, Kurt Von Allmen, jail booking photos Seth Von Allmen, Kurt Von Allmen, jail booking photos
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A father and son accused of dressing like police officers and using a retired patrol car to pull over a woman on Highway 22 pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Seth Von Allmen and his father Kurt Von Allmen were arrested in August 2015.

A woman told investigators that a car traveling behind her, that she thought looked like a police car, flashed dual spot lights at her. She stopped and was approached by a man wearing all-black clothing that resembled a police uniform.

The woman told investigators she was suspicious of the man, because he had rotten teeth.

After repeatedly asking if he was a police officer, detectives said Seth Von Allmen, who was 18 years old at the time, admitted he was not.

The suspects left the scene, but their car was later stopped by real police in downtown Salem.  

Kurt Von Allmen, who was 65 years old at the time, was driving the car. Police said Seth Von Allmen was wearing a police utility belt with two sets of handcuffs, pepper spray, a flashlight, a spring-loaded expanding baton and folding knives, according to investigators.

Investigators said the men were in a retired patrol car, a black Ford Crown Victoria, that had been re-outfitted with a console complete with a radio, siren, PA system and light bar, none of which appeared to work.

Police said the car also contained multiple mag lights, radios, citation books and other police-style items.

The suspects were originally arrested on charges including impersonating a peace officer and coercion. They reached a plea agreement and pleaded guilty Friday to the charge of disorderly conduct.

Seth Von Allmen was sentenced to 11 days in jail with credit for time served. Kurt Von Allmen was sentenced to seven days in jail with credit for time served.

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