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One of the best videos to ever come out of a police car recently surfaced on the web. It shows a 29-year-old intoxicated man who was arrested by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Edson, Alberta singing the entirety of Queen’s 1975 hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” in an attempt to prove that he is not drunk.
According to The UK Telegraph, the video starts with Robert Wilkinson pleading his case to the police. “I have done nothing wrong and even the situation where you grabbed me has nothing to do with having been sort of intoxicated as you proclaim,” he says, later adding, “what it has to do with is brotherhood of mankind on the planet Earth.”
When that fails to convince police, the bearded man, who was arrested on Nov. 27, 2011, takes off his glasses and starts singing. “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” he starts, as he goes on to sing the entirety of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The Vancouver Sun reports that after he finishes the song, the RCMP officer is heard asking him to calm down. "I can't. . . . Cuz nothing really matters...Anyone can see. Nothing really matters . . . even the RCMP!" Wilkinson yells. He is taken out of the car and handcuffed and the officer asks if he will get physical. “Physical violence is the least of my priorities," he says.
RCMP spokeswoman Doris Stapleton told the Vancouver Sun that Wilkinson uploaded the video on YouTube himself. It was part of a package of evidence he was given when he announced in court he would defend himself.
You can watch the video below:
Wilkinson does have competition for the best police video, after a Maryland man in a Batman costume was recently pulled over for driving his Lamborghini with a Batman license plate instead of a real Maryland plate.
image taken from Wilkinson's video