Another day, another gobsmacking tale of police impersonation, this time involving a 14-year-old Chicagoan who managed to make his way onto patrol thanks to the laziness of commanders. The kid even got to twist a suspect’s arm—surely every rage-filled teenager’s dream.
The Chicago case provides an excellent opportunity to call out another athlete with a similar copper obsession. A while back, Microkhan ran down the odd case of ex-NBA bigman Olden Polynice, who was once busted twice in a two-month span for impersonating a police officer. Today we celebrate a superstar from across the Pond, Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Several years ago, Ibrahimovic decided to masquerade as a policeman in the red-light district of Malmö, his hometown. He tried to arrest a man he thought was a john, and actually chased the unfortunate bloke down the street. But the man was actually a priest, out to help the poor hookers of Malmö. (Okay, maybe that should be “supposedly out”—sounds a little fishy to me.)
Ibrahimovic was arrested by the real fuzz. And by all accounts, the Malmö flesh trade continues to flourish. Nice try, Zlatan. Nice try.