A man in Shandong province was fined 1,000 yuan ($163.2) after it was discovered that he created a fake ID card featuring none other than US president Barack “can’t-hold-his-own-umbrella” Obama.
The ID card was found in an internet bar by local police performing a routine inspection on May 24, according to China Navis.
“The ID card shocked them, but after careful examination, they realized that it [was] a fake ID card,” or in other words: immediately upon laying eyes on it they realized that Barack Obama’s picture was printed on a sticker and stuck to a Chinese identification card and the notion of it being anything but counterfeit was completely implausible.
Police discovered that it was the manager of the internet bar, a bored civilian named Guo, who created the fake ID. It had originally belonged to a man named Wang, who lost the card in 2010.
Guo allowed his patrons to use the ID card to access the internet if they’d forgotten theirs. He also slapped a sticker on it featuring the US president’s face and information (“Ethnicity: Kenyan”) to allow them some sort of cheap thrill, presumably.
The ID card has since been returned to Wang, Guo was fined for his trickery, and everything is now in its right place.
Or maybe this is all a big cover-up. Bring out Obama’s birth certificate!
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