‘I’m CIA, let me pass’: Chinese motorcyclist poses as US agent after being stopped by police
Man riding illegally down an expressway produced fake pass for the US intelligence agency when asked for identity papers
A Chinese motorcyclist tried get through a police inspection for riding illegally on an expressway by showing a fake document to say he was a CIA special agent.
The man was pulled up by the police in Nanjing in Jiangsu province for motoring offences, the city’s public security bureau said in a statement on its social media account on Tuesday.
The man showed a “CIA pass” when asked for proof of identity.
It said the man’s name was Dan Du, who was described as an “IMF field agent”.
The man, who was not named, was driving an unlicensed motorcycle.
It is also illegal to ride a low-powered motorcycle or moped on expressways in Jiangsu.
He had been planning to ride from Nanjing to Zhejiang province to attend a motorcycling enthusiast event.
The case prompted amusement among internet users in China.
“That’s how foreign intelligence agencies are cracked in China,” one person joked.
Another said: “Isn’t he afraid of being suspected as a spy carrying a CIA certificate in China? It’s much more serious than just violating traffic rules.”
Police said the man had been punished for violating “relevant regulations”, but gave no details.