Man pretends to be a cop and walks into police station, gets busted instead

A 22-year-old man was arrested by the police after he walked into a police station into the Nusa Bestari police station in Johor on Sunday.

In fact, according to The Star Online, he told police officers that he was a high-ranking officer.

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Supt Noor Hashim Mohamad told the news portal that during the 1.15am incident, the jobless man — who was dressed in plain clothes — introduced himself as a deputy superintendent attached with the Criminal Investigation Department.

The suspect reportedly told officers that he wanted to wait for his friend inside the police station.

“The officers asked the man to produce his police identification card to confirm his position, but he tried to dodge their questioning by coming up with excuses before he walked off to the toilet,” Supt Noor Hashim was quoted as saying.

When the man came out of the toilet and wanted to walk to his car, the police were already there waiting for him.

“Following a body inspection and a check in his car, we found a pair of handcuffs, two smartphones, a branded sling bag, a metal baton as well as a sticker bearing the PDRM crest and serial number,” Supt Noor Hashim was further quoted as saying.

The suspect, who did not have any prior criminal records, was arrested under Section 170 of the Penal Code for impersonating a public servant.


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