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Drunk man who was wanted by police on an outstanding warrant gets into police cruiser instead of taxi

By Mason White 3:24 PM August 8, 2016
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Police managed to arrest a wanted man after he got into a police cruiser instead of a taxi while he was intoxicated, according to police in Canada.

Toronto police said that they have arrested the drunk man, who was not identified, on an outstanding bench warrant.

Police spokesperson Officer Allyson Douglas-Cook said that the incident unfolded as an officer stopped to get gas at a service station on Saturday around 10:30 p.m.

As the officer was pumping gas, the man got into the cruiser, mistaking it for a taxi. The man was under the influence of alcohol.

In March, 2 teenage boys were arrested after they jumped into a police car, mistakenly thinking it was a cab.

The drama unfolded in Brooklyn, New York, after someone fired six bullets around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Plainclothes officers Dalsh Veve and Joel Crooms, who were driving in an unmarked police vehicle, were dispatched to the East Flatbush area after the department’s new ShotSpotter system – which picks up sounds of gunfire – indicated that bullets had just been fired in the area of 980 Linden Boulevard.

When the two teenagers spotted the officers’ car approaching Church Avenue, they opened the door and hopped inside, thinking it was a taxi cab.

When the teenagers realized their mistake, they ran away.

Police chased them and caught the two 15-year-old boys.