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AM news: rogue cops, stealing the sheriff's SUV

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No donuts for five officers and 14 others caught in a home-robbery scheme that lasted for more than two years. The nineteen posed as cops conducting raids; the crew was led by former LAPD officer and Golden Gloves boxer Ruben Palomares. Thomas O'Brien, head of the criminal division for the U.S. attorney's office in LA, told the LA TImes, "While this story sounds like a script from 'The Shield' or 'Training Day,' it actually happened."

Maybe they should have recruited Robyn Ramsey to join them. She's the 25-year old who, while waiting for cops to investigate a stolen vehicle, jumped into the front seat of an LA County Sheriff's Dept SUV and drove off. She spent the next two hours screaming and crying into the police radio as the cops followed her to her boyfriend's house. She's been arrested for reals now.

Feeling a little ... crowded? California's population has topped 37 million. More than 10.2 million of us live in LA County.