Two South African police officers from Maitland, in Cape Town, were arrested on kidnapping charges, after they grabbed an innocent stranger off the street to replace a prisoner who had escaped under their guard!
The shocked, innocent man found himself handcuffed and in a police car, accused of housebreaking and theft, having been switched for the criminal. Despite protesting his innocence the Cape Town cops threw the man into the cells at Maitland police station.
The homeless man’s pleas that he had done nothing wrong fell on deaf ears, and he spent the night behind bars until a detective arrived in the morning and realised, when checking the case file and listening to the innocent man’s story, that the officers had “switched suspects” after their man escaped. more here