A highly intoxicated man has been filmed singing a perfect rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody by the camera in a police cruiser.
The unknown man was picked up for allegedly being drunk just before 4am in November last year.
The footage appears to come from a Royal Canadian Mounted Police car in Edson, Alberta.
At first, the bearded man, who wears glasses and a pale-coloured T-shirt, tries to make a plea.
He says: ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’
And then: ‘But it doesn’t even matter. It has to do with the brotherhood of man from the planet earth.’
When he gets no reaction from the cops, he sits quietly for a moment, no doubt mulling on the words, ‘It doesn’t even matter’, a lyric from the song immortalised by the film Wayne’s World.
The bearded man then takes off his glasses, draws a deep breath and embarks on singing a flawless rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.
He has an impressive recollection of the words, if not the pitch and tone, from Queen’s 1975 masterpiece.
Complete with air guitar, screaming vocals and drumming on the cruiser’s protective plastic shield, he shouts lines from the famous song, which seem ideally suited to his predicament.
He asks himself, ‘Is this a real life? Is this just fantasy?’
And later, drowning out the sound of the police radio, yells, ‘Will you let me go? Will you let me go?’
At one point he even cleverly changes a line from the song:
‘Nothing really matters. No nothing really matters. Even in the RCMP’.
When the officers arrive at the station, they let him finish his performance, before asking if he’s going to calm down.
‘Are you going to be good?’ says one tired-sounding cop when the question of handcuffing comes up.
‘Physical violence is the least of my priorities,’ quips the man before exiting the car.