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Mitt Romney’s prankster ways continued in college

Friends say he impersonated an officer at Stanford

Lewis Black vividly recalls the day when his Stanford University classmate, Mitt Romney, put on a police uniform, walked behind a mutual friend, and ­announced gravely, “You’re ­under arrest.”

It was, Black said in an inter­view, just one aspect of Romney’s continuation of a prank he had begun during his high school years: impersonating a police officer. Black said Romney was known to put a police-like whirring cherry top on his white Rambler, put on a uniform, and ride around in a “fake police car.”

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