Ontario man busted after giving cops false name that differs from bracelet ID
A Kingston police cruiser is seen in this undated file photo.
KINGSTON, Ont. -- What's in a name? Criminal charges, at least, for one man who allegedly gave a false identity while wearing a hospital bracelet displaying his real name.
Police in Kingston, Ont. say they arrested a man on Saturday after he was caught after allegedly trying to steal two bottles of alcohol from a local liquor store.
They say the man gave them a name that did not surface in police records.
But officers soon noticed the man was wearing an ID bracelet from a local hospital showing a different name altogether.
This one generated more hits, including word that the man was allegedly on probation with orders not to consume alcohol.
Police say the man is now charged with two counts of violating that probation along with obstructing police and theft under $5,000.