A New York motorist angry at being cut off used a phoney police badge to stop the other car, only to discover the other driver was a real police officer. The fake officer, Douglas Yee, was arrested by the genuine officer on a misdemeanour charge of criminal impersonation. Yee, a 23-year-old cook, said he got angry when another car cut him off earlier in the day. He flagged the second car over to the side of the road, where he flashed the phoney badge. 'I believe Yee's intent was just to throw a scare into him,' a police officer said. A Swiss company is launching a new drug for dogs designed to ease their anxiety when parted from their owners. Separation anxiety in dogs could lead to excessive barking and destructive behaviour, the company said. It said 15 per cent of dogs suffered from separation anxiety, which along with other behavioural disorders could seriously affect a pet's overall health. The eastern French region of Alsace has kicked off a publicity campaign promoting itself as a refuge from the forthcoming soccer World Cup. The area is one of the few places in France not hosting any World Cup soccer matches during this summer's competition. Local officials hope the exclusion might help attract tourists. Even bees in the new South Africa have land rights. Nelson Mandela proved it last week by halting plans to resettle a swarm which attacked him in the bathroom of his country house. 'The police wanted to remove them but I said no, they are perfectly entitled to select their own home,' said the 79-year-old president, who was stung a few times on his body.