Thomas was driving his car along a quiet country road with his friend Paul on
the passenger seat. Paul's arm was in a sling as he had broken it a few weeks
The quiet drive suddenly turned into a nightmare when a car with three
men in it overtook them. The man at the back seat pointed a gun at Thomas and
motioned him to stop. Horrified, Thomas had no choice but to comply. He stopped
by the roadside. The two friends sat petrified, wondering what that was all
Quickly, the three men in the car got out. All of them had guns which they
pointed at the two friends. One of them cried out in a loud voice for the two
friends to get out of the car with their hands up. Again they had no choice but
to comply. Paul, of course, could only raise one hand, the other being in a
One of the men took out a badge and identified himself as a police officer.
His men frisked Paul and Thomas. Satisfied
that they were unarmed, he demanded to see the friends' identity card. Paul and
Thomas handed their ICs over to the police officer. the officer scrutinized the
"Sorry, we apologize for the inconvenience. we thought that you were someone
else. We are looking for a desperate fugitive with a broken arm and we had to
check you out," the officer explained. With that they left the two friends.
It took a few minutes before Paul and Thomas regained their
composure. It was just a case of mistaken
identity, and it was a really frightening one.