An American national with initials RLB has been detained for wearing a police uniform while singing at a cafe in Sanur, Denpasar.
The Head of Denpasar Profession and Internal Security Division, Iptu Harun Budiyanto confirmed that officers detained RLB and demanded an explanation regarding his act during a Halloween celebration on October 31st.
“The suspect admitted he wore the uniform and we believe this is an act of harassment to the police institution.” Iptu Harun said on Friday (19/11).
Prior to being detained, a video of RLB went viral as he performed as a singer during a Halloween celebration at a cafe, wearing an official police uniform. During the interrogation, the suspect admitted that he decided to buy the uniform from a market and the he had planned to wear it for the Halloween celebration.
While entertaining guests on Halloween, one of the audience members recorded his performance and posted the video to social media which quickly went viral.
After the incident, police officers met with several local vendors that sell the official police uniforms to the police stations and instructed them to be more selective when selling the uniforms in the market.
“We have instructed the vendors to be more careful when selling these uniforms in the market by asking their customers to show a police identification card in order to prevent irresponsible people that will potentially misuse it and deeply affect our institution.” Iptu Harun concluded.
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