One drunken man decided to try to pose as a real policeman in a desperate attempt to free a friend of his from jail.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
On the 1st of June this year an unnamed man walked into a police department in the Zhejiang Province, China, and tried to trick the staff into thinking he was a real police officer. As it turned out, the same day a total of 21 people were caught in illegal gambling and were arrested in the very same police department. The man, who posed as a police officer, thought one of his friends was among the people, who had been arrested.
He implied that he was a policeman and asked about his friend. He stated that he was there to transport him to another police facility. However, the staff didn’t buy his story. First of all, the guy stank of alcohol. Second of all, the man he was asking for wasn’t even arrested. Eventually, the man had to confess that he wasn’t an actual officer and that he was just trying to free his pal from jail. Unfortunately for him, his desperate actions backfired. He was taken to court for his deeds and he chose to admit to his crime. As a result, instead of freeing his buddy from prison, he landed himself inside a cell for a total of 5 days.
According to official reports, the unnamed man had once worked as a police assistant, thus, he was familiar with police procedures. Nevertheless, the fact that he was drunken and the fact that his friend’s name wasn’t among the ones of the arrested gamblers, gave him away. Let’s just hope he has learned his lesson.