Over the weekend, a man showed up to the Xi’an Qinling Wildlife Park in Shaanxi and demanded free entrance by presenting his United Nations ID card.
The card was headed with the words “United Nations Peacekeeping Force Headquarters” and looked super legit.
However, instead of gaining free entrance to the wildlife park, police were called and the man was arrested. It turns out that, according to West China Metropolis Daily, the man was not in fact a UN peacekeeper, but a farmer from Henan who had simply spent dozens of yuan to buy the fraudulent ID in the hope of never having to pay an entrance fee ever again.
Apparently, the man was given away by the poor craftsmanship of the ID card which gave contradictory information for birth date and age, as well as a few other red flags that didn’t quite hold up to any kind of inspection.
Watch the Chinese news report here: