Man Misleads Police Officers With Incorrect Directions to Avoid Being Caught in Funny TikTok Video

Man Misleads Police Officers With Incorrect Directions to Avoid Being Caught in Funny TikTok Video

  • A TikTok video shows a man approaching a police van and giving the officers the wrong directions, allegedly because he is the person they are looking for
  • Misleading the police with incorrect information is an offence in many countries, including South Africa
  • South Africans reacted to the video with humour and banter, with many sharing stories of their own uncles who were wanted by the police

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A video of a man talking to the cops in a police van amused social media users when the post alleged that he was giving them the wrong directions.

Uncle misleading the cops
A video shows an uncle funnily evading the police. Image: @queenvee092/TikTok
Source: TikTok

Video shows man misleading police officers looking for him

The footage posted on TikTok by @queenvee092 shows the man approaching the van and proceeding to speak to the police officers as he makes hand signals.

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According to @queenvee092, the man is her uncle, and he was giving the police officers the wrong directions because the person they were looking for was him.

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For the People states that misleading the police with incorrect information is an offence in many countries. It is typically referred to as "wasting police time" or "making a false statement to a police officer."

South Africans react with humour and banter to video

Many netizens were amused by the TikTok post and responded with jokes and witty comments.

Castro Black said:

"Guys, I have two uncles, and none of them have this kinda stories. Those guys robbed me of nice childhood memories."

Boitshepo Mathabatha replied:

"So almost everyone’s uncle was once wanted by the police."

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Maziselamula replied:

"Kanti ninomalume abanjani nina."

Simphiwe.Mashandu commented:

"Noo guys kanti nina nonke omalume benu izigebengu."

Londy Jobe responded:

"Ubaba yena wagibela phezkwendlu ezomfuna."

Timah Nxumalo Mazwid said:

"Kodwa malume, my hero."

Viral TikTok video shows handsome SAPS officer, charmed women leave him flirtatious comments

In another story, Briefly News reported that a video of a good-looking SAPS officer had South African ladies hot under the collar.

The footage was posted on TikTok by @tshepo_mcdonald and shows the officer sitting among his colleagues as he holds his phone.

Briefly News got in touch with Tshepo who shared that he often gets overwhelmed by the attention he receives from women online.

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Source: Briefly News

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