THANH HOA (VNS)— A man was detained yesterday by the Dong Ve Ward Police in the central province of Thanh Hoa after posing as a patrol policemen to solicit money from residents violating traffic laws.
Quach Van Duc, 23, was found wearing a police uniform and using a whistle to monitor traffic in front of Thanh Hoa Hospital. Duc reportedly fined a motorcycle driver VND200,000 (US$9.5) for carrying a passenger without a helmet.
Duc's behaviour soon attracted attention from local residents who asked to see his papers. He then tried to flee but was caught by local residents and the hospital's guards.
Duc later confessed to police he had conducted the fake checks on his way from Nhu Thanh District to Thanh Hoa City. — VNS