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don't use fake name if your real name is tattood on your body and learn to spell the fake one

Man with name tattooed on back insists to police he's someone else
By Jana G. Pruden, Leader-PostSeptember 22, 2009
REGINA — A marked man, who unsuccessfully attempted to convince police he was someone else to avoid arrest, might now be regretting his choice of tattoos — especially the one bearing his own name.

Appearing in custody at Regina Provincial Court on Monday, David William McKay, 28, pleaded guilty to obstruction for failing to give police his real name during an arrest earlier this year.

Crown prosecutor Lee Hnatiuk told court that city police were looking for McKay, who was the subject of a warrant, and went to a house in the 800 block of Robinson hoping to locate the wanted man.

Hnatiuk said officers found a man they believed to be McKay sitting on a couch inside the house. Police initially noticed the man had a spade tattoo on his right hand and a tattoo of an eagle with a moon on his shoulder — both of which McKay is known to have — and that he matched the physical description of McKay.

But when approached by police, the suspect claimed his name was Matthew, though he was unable to spell that name.

He told police he had met McKay once, describing him as “a badass.”

Believing the suspect to be David McKay despite his assertions to the contrary, officers took the man into custody.

While being processed at the police station, officers then noted the suspect had the name “David McKay” tattooed on his back, though he continued to insist that was not his name.

The Crown and defence lawyer Jim Johnson jointly recommended a sentence of time served, for the 65 days McKay spent on remand waiting to deal with the charges.

Provincial Court Judge Murray Hinds advised McKay not to play games with the police in the future.

“Especially in your circumstance, there’s really no denying who you are because it’s tattooed on your back,” Hinds said.

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