We’ve all heard of clever excuses to get yourself out of a sticky situation, but masquerading as Beyoncé Knowles to convince police you aren’t a car thief has got to be a new one
Las Cruces Sun-News reports that 48-year-old Surena Henry was arrested in New Mexico when she failed to stop for a police car. Henry later pulled up outside her house and claimed she’d found the keys for the car before she decided to take it for a joyride.
When asked what her name was, Henry initially refused to comply, and then said she was famous Destiny’s Child singer. I’ll admit I’ve never met Queen Bey, but I’m calling b/s on this one. At a push, maybe this is some sort of time travelling Beyoncé who has come from the future Terminator-style.
The owner of the car reported it stolen and said he either left the keys in the ignition or dropped them outside his home. Henry will now be charged with charged with “unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, concealing identity and resisting or obstructing an arrest”. At least if she is Beyoncé, she’ll have plenty of money to pay for a lawyer.
We’ve written some weird arrest stories over the years, however, pretending to be a pop diva is nothing compared to the guy who’d been eating free KFC for a year after pretending he’s from head office.
It’s a brilliant (if illegal) brainwave that I’m surprised no one came up with sooner.
According to India Today, the 27-year-old student employees that he was sent from KFC headquarters to taste test and ensure food was up to standard. His plan actually worked for a full year before he was found out. The man who wasn’t named was a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
The local report says he used to walk into KFC restaurants with “a lot of confidence” and tell the employees that he was sent from KFC headquarters for quality assurance. The news was shared by Kenyan journalist, Teddy Eugene on his official Twitter account. The tweet was captioned, “South African man arrested for eating at KFC free for a year by saying head office sent him to taste if they are up to standard.”
South African man arrested for eating at KFC free for a year by saying head office sent him to taste if they are up to standard. pic.twitter.com/1V4eD7IR2i— The African Voice (@teddyeugene) May 12, 2019
Speaking with Xpouzar, a member of staff said: “He was so convincing because he was so confident, and even colleagues from other branches of KFC know him.
“When he came in, he rushed to the kitchen and checked everything, taking notes and then asked for samples of whatever he wanted. He probably worked for KFC before because he knows everything.”
[Featured Image: ITV/Unsplash Julius Jansson]