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Wanted Man Applies For Job At Police Station, Unsurprisingly Gets Arrested

18/11/2015 15:47 GMT | Updated 18/11/2015 15:59 GMT

A wanted man has finally been arrested - after he applied for a job at the local Sheriff's office.

25-year-old John Wesley Rose was being hunted by police for a variety of charges, including the rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl. He probably forgot about that when he applied to be a custody officer at the Wayne County Sheriff's Department in Detroit.

One of the police officers at the station decided to run a background check, which flagged up Rose's outstanding warrants. He was asked back "for a second interview" and his prospective new colleagues slapped the cuffs on him.

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"I'm not certain what went through his mind," Communications Director Paula Bridges told reporters. "But for some reason he went into a law enforcement agency, and if the allegations are true, you are a criminal attempting to get a job at a law enforcement agency."

No word on whether or not he got the job.

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