The footage, according to Daily Mail, appears to have been captured by CCTV cameras in a Canadian Mounted Police car in Edson, Alberta. Metro identifies the man as 29-year-old Robert Williams. He tried to cajole the officers to release him after he was picked up. The video shows him pleading with the officers en route to the station, saying: «I have done nothing wrong and even the situation where you grabbed me has nothing to do with having been sort of intoxicated as you proclaim. The bearded man falls into silence for a while as the bohemian rhapsody drunk man in police car ignore him. Then after some time he takes off his glasses, takes in a deep breath and begins singing his version of Freddie Mercury’s famous ballad: «Is this the real life?
Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. He expresses his despair theatrically by placing his hands on his head. Though his unique rendition of the famous song is flawless, he is rather rowdy about it, improvising instruments and drumming noisily on the police cruiser’s bullet-proof screen. The lyrics of the song appear to express his feelings of injustice about his arrest. Even though he had been drinking, his rendition of the song is perfect and even the police officers seem entertained for they patiently wait for him to finish his performance before attempting to take him inside the station.
Realizing he would likely spend the night in a cell, he sings, «Easy come, easy go, will you let me go? But then, acknowledging the inevitability of his fate, he sings: «Bismilah! After he had finished his performance, one of the officers moves to handcuff him. He asks the officer: «Do you have to cuff me? The officer asks «Are you going to be good? The man, unwilling to be handcuffed, said: «Physical violence is the least of my priorities.
Many viewers impressed with his performance have speculated he very likely escaped being charged. Gizmodo expresses an impression of the closing dialogue many viewers will agree with: «It is genius. Robert Wilkinson, 29, has found his 15 minutes of fame in the form of a squad car video showcasing his singing skills. The heavily inebriated Wilkinson was picked up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for impaird driving and refusing to take a brethalyzer test, according to Canada’s The Globe and Mail. Wilkinson complied with the officers’ commands and agreed to be taken in. For his compliance, the Canadian police officers elected not to handcuff the drunk Alberta man for the short trip back to their station. Footage of his performance was later used in his trial.
After he had finished his performance, have you ever performed Queen’s «Bohemian Rhapsody» in its entirety? He is rather rowdy about it, it is very difficult to explain with words the video below. Improvising instruments and drumming noisily on the police cruiser’s bullet, but this Canadian guy acknowledges he was «sort of intoxicated» and he was in the back of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police vehicle for his passionate performance, no escape from reality. Commercial use under a Creative Commons license, said: «Physical violence is the least of my priorities. And since he was in a police car, except where noted.
He refused the services of a defense lawyer and represented himself. 1,400 fine and had his driver’s license suspended for one year. 1,000 by the American cable network TruTV for permission to air the video without obscuring his face on their show World’s Dumbest Criminals. Veteran Punches Punk Through Window After Punk Threatens Veteran’s Wife A young punk learned a lesson in matters after threatening an Army veteran’s wife. Today’s Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today’s paper or previous issues. Have you ever performed Queen’s «Bohemian Rhapsody» in its entirety? OK, maybe you weren’t, but this Canadian guy acknowledges he was «sort of intoxicated» and he was in the back of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police vehicle for his passionate performance, according to a pair of reports.
And since he was in a police car, the cameras were rolling. Even the officers couldn’t halt this performance, despite a feeble attempt at the end of the clip. The singer was nice enough to dedicate the performance to the officers who picked him up. So if you need an earworm for the afternoon, click the video below. Thanks to Deadspin and Spinner for sharing this video with the world. About Sharif Durhams Sharif Durhams is the social media editor and a digital strategist for the newsroom. Wanna see JJ Watt knock over a Gatorade vending machine? Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. Choose the plan that’s right for you. Digital access or digital and print delivery.