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WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Police in a small rural town here have described an incident in which a man tried to hitch a ride home in a police car as "a bit like "Dumb and Dumber", The Press newspaper reported.

Senior Sergeant Malcolm Johnston said police in the South Island township of Rangiora at first drove past the man as he whistled and tried to hail a ride late on Friday nightbut stopped when he walked into the road and held up his middle finger.


The officers approached the man, smelt cannabis and found he had a small amount of the drug - but they also discovered he was wanted for the equivalent of R23 300 in unpaid fines.

Johnston said "The moral of the story is that if you haven't paid your fines and you're walking around carrying drugs, don't hail a police car like a taxi ... and don't give them the finger."

Read more on:    wellington  |  new zealand  |  police

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