Today's winner is from Australia. (A tip o' the hat to reader Snoggeramus for sending me the link to the article.)
AN INTOXICATED John Hendry tried to hail a police car because he though it was a taxi, the Rockhampton Magistrate's Court was told on Monday.
Police prosecutor Acting Sgt Paige Barrow told the court police stopped to speak to Hendry on George St about 1am on June 3 after another vehicle was forced to brake heavily to avoid hitting him.
She said when officers began to question Hendry he requested a free ride home, and when officers refused Hendry became abusive and swore at the officer.
Defence lawyer Brian McGowran said Hendry ... simply mistook the police vehicle for a Rockhampton taxi.
There's more at the link.
I guess police are only too happy when their 'customers' mistake them for taxis! It makes giving them a ride - to the cop shop - a whole lot easier . . .