False name is actual name of criminal...
A man gave police a false name, not realising that the name he provided belonged to a wanted criminal.
Vincent Lloyd Massey was in the passenger seat of a car that was pulled over by police in Annapolis, Maryland.
The officers discovered that the driver had a suspended licence. He was taken into custody by the police, which left Mr Massey, 48, to drive the car away.
However, when the officers asked to see his licence, Mr Massey said that he'd left his details at home, but offered his name, address and date of birth.
The police checked the details and moments later were told that they had a man with several criminal warrants, including some from the US Marshall's Service.
Realising that they had a wanted criminal on their hands, who had charges involving drugs and counterfeiting, the officers called for immediate back-up, obtained a warrant and arrested Mr Massey.
Once he was in custody, Mr Massey revealed that he'd lied about his identity and showed officers some identification. Police later confirmed that Mr Massey wasn't the wanted criminal.
However, he didn't get away with just a caution; he ended up being charged with giving a false statement to police.