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Randall Jeppesen reportingA Utah County man has been booked in jail for aggravated assault and impersonating a police officer.

American Fork police Lt. Darren Falslev says two boys were ringing door bells and then hiding. But the suspect, 21-year-old Matthew Dunn, tracked the boys down and had them lie on the ground while putting a loaded gun to their heads. He told them he was a cop.

Falslev said, "It's very serious. Any time, you know, you're pointing a firearm at somebody you have to be very careful, cause even if accidents happened, it's going to have a tragic result."

After getting the boys' information, the suspect told them to get up and run. They ran and told their parents, who called the real police.

He is being held in the Utah County Jail on $7,500 bail.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

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