A former inmate in Qingdao, Shandong province, was detained for five days for forging an ID card carrying the name of a fugitive.
Shi was convicted in a robbery case four years ago. Not wanting the world to know of his past, he forged an ID card and used a name he found on the Internet matching his age and surname.
He didn`t know it was the name of a wanted criminal.
When Shi used his new ID card to surf the Internet in a cyber caf earlier this month, cops thought they`d traced their man and rushed in for the capture.
Police were forced to detain Shi for questioning for five days before letting him go, without his fake ID though.