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Edmonton Cops Stopped A Cyclist For Not Having A Bell And Then Shit Got Real

He gave a fake name, and then a knife fell out of his pants.

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Yesterday in Edmonton, police stopped a 25 year-old for riding his bike on the sidewalk and not having a bell. He gave the officers a fake name, so they arrested him for obstruction. But that was just the beginning.

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As their Facebook post details, police were in the process of arresting him when a knife dropped out of his pocket. The hits kept coming.

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"Members then searched the male and his backpack and found a sawed-off shotgun, drugs, and trafficking paraphernalia," police said.

"This bell stop ended with 18 charges for weapons, trafficking, obstruction and breaching conditions... and one ticket for riding a bicycle without a bell."

Better luck next time, criminal mastermind.

Craig Silverman is a media editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

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