Farmer arrested after publishing fake photos of dead alien on the internetBy Mason White 5:48 AM June 14, 2013
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By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with creating a public panic related charges after publishing fake photos of a dead alien on the internet, according to police reports in China.
The bizarre incident was made public after a Chinese farmer, who said he electrocuted and captured an alien, has been arrested for disturbing public order.
Shortly after he claimed to have discovered the alien, he proudly displayed photographs of the creature on the internet.
Li was quickly forced to admit that he had tried to use his statue, which was held together with wire and glue, to deceive people about extraterrestrial life.
He was arrested by police for five days for lying and for disturbing public order, police said.
Initially, the farmer had published his close encounter on a Chinese website, along with a story how he had captured the alien by setting a trap in order to catch rabbits.
“I was setting an electric trap for rabbits by the Yellow River, when I saw a bright light,” he said.
“Above my bike, I saw a UFO floating. One by one, five aliens descended, but one of them stumbled on one of my rabbit traps and was electrocuted. The others returned to their ship and flew away,” Li said.
After Li’s pictures of a dead alien in his freezer was uploaded on the internet, his encounter was immediately questioned and ridiculed by thousands of internet users.
Most were entertained by the ridiculous story of Li and amateur photos.
Li at the time, insisted that his story was true, and said that DNA tests showed that the alien did not come from Earth.
Li also claimed that the police had blocked the news and pressed him to remain silent.
Following his arrest, he told the public that he had spent about $18 to purchase rubber and other materials from local farmers to create the alien.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view