The Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a post shared by its co-division featuring a fake driver’s license using the Philippine president’s picture.
LA’s Rampart Area Community Police Station shared a photo of a license which they called a “fake ID” as it did not have the signature bearer’s image but someone else’s.
Its Twitter account said, “Vice Officers recognized the picture used on a fake ID, to be that of the President of the Philippines. Good thing our officers patrol Historic Filipino Town and are up to speed. Nice try.”
LAPD Rampart is a police station that patrols the areas like Historic Filipinotown, also know as HiFi, in California. It is a neighborhood located just west of Downtown Los Angeles.
It is an ethnic enclave in the city which has long been a place where Filipino-Americans thrived.
President Rodrigo Duterte has made headlines in international media for his controversial and profanity-laden remarks.