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Woman Arrested After Trying To Evade Police Charges By 'Impersonating Daughter'

Woman Arrested After Trying To Evade Police Charges By 'Impersonating Daughter'

A mum has been arrested after allegedly impersonating her daughter in order to evade local police.

Heather Garcia, 38, was stopped by police on Saturday morning after officers spotted that her BMW didn't have a licence plate while driving down Main Street in Farmington.

According to reports at Fox San Antonio, after searching the car, officers from Davis County Police Department discovered drug paraphernalia as well as traces of a white powdery substance.

However, things took a bizarre turn when during questioning, Garcia told police that her name was Mercedes and she was born in 1998.

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Garcia was arrested after being pulled over by police on Saturday. Credit: Davis County Jail
Garcia was arrested after being pulled over by police on Saturday. Credit: Davis County Jail

Officers were not fooled, however, and after putting her details through their database, they found that her information was false and that Mercedes was actually the name of her daughter.

After verifying her true identity, officers later discovered that Garcia had several warrants out against her.

She was taken to Davis County Jail and is being held under active warrants and new charges.

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In other bizarre news, earlier this month police in New Zealand were forced to take down the mugshot of a suspect after receiving thousands of comments regarding his haircut.

"He walked out of the complex at precisely 7.30pm, and his hairline at 7.45pm," one person commented.

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Another added: "He was last seen in town; Police are combing the area."

A third person wrote: "Push his release date back further than his hairline, that should teach him."

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Others joked that his hairline was 'on the run' as well and one person encouraged Gwent Police to look up in Edinburgh for the alleged culprit because the annual Fringe Festival was on.

Credit: Gwent Police
Credit: Gwent Police

According to the New Zealand Herald, the post had racked up more than 84,000 comments and 14,000 shares before Gwent Police deleted it.

The police force later issued a message to people who were taking the joke a little too far.

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"We're really grateful to everyone who is assisting us in locating Jermaine Taylor, and we must admit a few of these comments have made us laugh," Gwent Police said.

"However, when the line is crossed from being funny to abusive, we do have to make sure we are responsible and remind people to be careful about what they write on social media.

"Please remember that harassing, threatening and abusing people on social media can be against the law.

"Our advice is to be as careful on social media as you would in any other form of communication. If you say something about someone which is grossly offensive or is of an indecent, obscene or menacing character, then you could be investigated by the police."

Featured Image Credit: Davis County Jail

Topics: US News, crime, Weird

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]