Man detained for possessing fake police uniform

The man left a bag containing a police uniform in a taxi, and the offense was only discovered after the taxi driver turned the bag in to the police.

A man in suburban Songjiang District was detained for seven days for possessing a fake police uniform which was found in a bag he accidentally left in a taxi, police said on Monday.

The taxi driver turned the bag in to police at Jiuting Police Station, where they spotted the fake blue-colored police uniform inside.

With clues from other objects in the bag, police managed to determine the bag owner’s identity.

The man, surnamed Jiang, was apprehended at a hotel in the district.

Jiang claimed that he bought the fake police uniform and a fake police ID card from the Internet because he is a fan of police equipment, police said.

Songjiang police

Jiang confesses that he bought the fake police uniform and a fake police ID card from the Internet.

Police remind the public that it’s against the law to illegally produce, sell, possess and use police emblems, costumes, ID cards and weapons.

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