Man Gives Police Fake Name – Then They Notice He’s Got His Real Name Tattooed on His Neck

Police say an Illinois man tried to pull a fast one by giving them a fake alias even though his real name is tattooed prominently on his neck.

Matthew Bushman, 36, was arrested last Friday and charged with obstructing justice, NBC affiliate WAND reported.

Authorities were investigating a forgery case they said involved the Mansfield resident.

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When police questioned Bushman, he gave them fake name and date of birth in an attempt to avoid being arrested.


The ploy didn’t fool authorities, partly because of the tattoo on Bushman’s neck, which reads “Matty B.”

Bushman, who had an active warrant out for his arrest, was taken to a local county jail.

Matthew Bushman isn’t the only man to get arrested in unusual fashion

In August, a Utah woman called police to report a drunk driver: herself.

According to a probable cause statement, Breanna Dawn Hernandez said she was following a drunk driver. But the description she gave a dispatcher for the alleged perpetrator matched her own. She also described her own vehicle as the one driven by the drunk driver she claimed to be tailing.

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Hernandez fled when she saw the officers that arrived on the scene. Police eventually caught up to and restrained Hernandez, who smelled of alcohol, according to court documents. A nearly empty bottle of Fireball whiskey was found in the car’s cup holder, ABC4 News reported.

Last month, a Texas man downed seven Budweiser beers to steady his nerves before turning himself into police – only to discover that there was no warrant out for his arrest.

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