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Drunk man mistakes policewoman for stripper

By Mason White 11:19 AM January 31, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A man was left embarrassed and arrested after he mistook a policewoman for a stripper, police in the United Kingdom said.

Paul Harbord, 27, was drinking heavily at a bar with a group of friends.

When the crowd became rowdy, police were called to the Black Bull pub in Old Shotton, County Durham.

When the female police officer approached the bar, Harbord shouted: “Look, here’s one of the strippers.”

He began to dance around her while swinging a towel in the air.

He was arrested for obstructing an officer, but he did not realize that she was a real cop until they reached the police station.

The suspect told a court that he was quite embarrassed about the incident.

He was fined £100 (about $165) and six months conditional discharge for obstructing a police officer.