August John Carlson was arrested last week in St. Paul, MN, after police pulled him over for not using a turn signal.
After claiming he wasn't carrying an ID, the 38-year-old gave the name and information of his more portly twin, a ruse the cops discovered after a database search provided them with a photo of a man who resembled Carlson, but much, much, much heavier.
After a little homework, police discovered that the man who they thought were pulling over had a twin brother named August who just happened to have a revoked driver's license in the state of Minnesota.
When the officer went back to Carlson's car to bring the thin twin in, Carlson admitted his lie, claiming he had done it because he didn't have a license, but not mentioning that the vehicle he was driving was uninsured (which it was) or that it contained a bag of methamphetamine, according to cops.
Carlson was charged with fifth-degree controlled substance crime, gross misdemeanor of giving a
false name to a peace officer, driving after revocation and orally abusing his brother by suggesting he "get his tubby rear to the gym."
(Yes, that last part was made up.)
Carlson's twin could not be reached for comment, because he was busy eating.
(Also made up.)