Friday, May 22, 2009

Arrested For Having A Pale Document

Quite simply stunned by this story on the BBC where a man attempting to renew his car tax was arrested. Staff at the DVLA in Newcastle thought his two-week-old MOT certificate was a forgery because it was a lighter shade than his previous one, and the police were called.

Mr Cook, a 49-year-old roofer, was arrested, questioned and held for three hours before being released. He said:
"They read me my rights, then I was put in another room, fingerprinted, photographed and had a DNA swab taken."
Good luck with getting that removed from the DNA database, fella.

To add insult to injury, he then had to return to the DVLA where he had to go to the back of the queue.

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