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Man pretends to be female police officer

A man determined to see his favourite band play at a sold-out music festival stole a female police officer’s uniform before taking the law into his hands.

With no ticket to see headlining band Kasabian play at the Isle of Wight festival at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK, Daniel Tredinnick decided to break into a nearby police car and steal a bag containing a policewoman’s uniform.

He then snuck into the festival and once inside, the avid music fan managed to fool both festival-goers and security guards and even began carrying out official duties by breaking up a fight, helping find a missing woman and chatting to senior officers.

Trained first-aider Tredinnick, of Shanklin in the Isle of Wight, then assisted paramedics as they treated an injured reveller.

It was two-and-a-half hours before a keen-eyed security man spotted Tredinnick was not wearing a tie or hat and demanded to see his ID.

He was then arrested after showing a fake detective seargent’s badge.

Daniel Tredinnick, who pleaded guilty to stealing a police uniform and impersonating an officer, was given a 16-week suspended sentence.

Source: www.thetelegraph.co.uk