Getting arrested for Police impersonation? There's an app for that

You can get an app that can do pretty much anything nowadays. I got one that helps me with my shopping list, another to let me know where I parked my car, oh! and there’s another one that flashes red and blue lights.

I know what you’re thinking, what could you do with an app that just flashes blue and red?

Well one plucky kid in the US of A had a bit of a brainstorm. If he sticks his phone to the top of his car then he’ll be able to pretend that he’s a policeman or, as the Americans call them a ‘cop’.

Storming down the high street in his automobile, or as the Americans call them ‘car’, he happened upon another ‘car’ that was driving along innocently.

The 20-year old’s plan worked like a charm! Sticking the phone to his roof turning his Porsche 911 (I’m just guessing here) into a Police automobile, or as the Americans call them ‘cop car’.

He pulled over a car using the app and then sped away once they’d stopped!! Hilarious, well done young man.

He did enocounter one small, tiny, insignificant problem though. The other driver noted his number plate and informed the police who tracked him down, found the app on his snazzy phone and arrested him.

According to the Idaho Statesman, the “felony crime of unlawful exercise of the function of peace officers is punishable by up to five years in prison” or in this case the death penalty… Only kidding, just five years in prison.