Drunkard's serenade: "Bohemian Rhapsody" from the back of a police car

Here is a man who has apparently been arrested for intoxication in an unknown jurisdiction, disputing the charge from the back of a police cruiser by belting out a genuinely soulful rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Skip to 3:40 for "Scaramouche! Scaramouche!"

Arrested Drunk Guy Sings Bohemian Rhapsody (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)


    1.  A cop wants me to say, “Momma, just killed a man, put a gun against his head, pulled that trigger, now he’s dead.” Hmm.

      Upon consideration, I’m taking the Fifth.

    1. Yes, but it would have been even more awesome if the officer(s) had joined in on “No, we will not let you go”.

  1. He mentions “RCMP” at the very end – Royal Canadian Mounted Police?

    May well be a fake; if not, he was in the car for 40 min between the first and 2nd clip (or someone needs to get their clocks synchronised…) – but still rather well done!

  2. aside from being incredibly impressed that he remembered the whole thing, the ending is the best part. don’t skip anything.

    1. I hope you’re referring to the last line of the song, which is where I think he goes from being a mediocre singer to being being a lyrical comedian with the longest setup of a joke, ever.

  3. idiot… now they have him for copyright violation too!  did he pay harry fox for that performance?

  4. I really appreciate how the cop seemed to let him finish – the car was parked for most of the song.

  5. If I were one of the officers, I couldn’t possibly have resisted singing along. That’s some will power right there.

    I just love how he totally chills after the song and placidly asks them if they need to cuff him.

    1. Definitely, the ending is the best part after the RCMP asks if he’s going to behave he replies in a great Alberta accent: “chuff, physical violence is the least of my priorities”

  6. Kind of started to  phone it in by the time he got to the “nothing really matters” part. Still better than American Idol though.

  7. Please, somebody, autotune this and help the guy out!  His heart was the right place even if his pitch wasn’t.

  8. EVEN THE RCMP!!!! lol – hilarious

    “Physical violence is the least of my priorities….”

    And no one knew this happened in Canada when it was first posted? lol

  9. “And they say he ran away… BRANDED!”

    If it were The States, this fellow would have had the bejezus tased out of him before the song even began. Despite his inherent and Dude-like pacifism.

  10. With the elimination of their penny, we now anticipate Canadians giving a full nickle’s worth instead of the once-customary two-cents worth. Inflation, eh?

  11. I understand he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Singing “Bohemian  Rhapsody” while arrested is now known in legal circles as “The Canadian Defense”.

  12. A drunkard is someone who is habitually drunk. In other words, an alcoholic. Although in this video this dude is apparently drunk, that does not make him a drunkard.

  13. I’m as charmed by the performance as the rest of you, but it might be worth noting that the guy was charged with DUI. Which, if true, put people other than himself in danger. Makes him no less funny but much less of a hero.

    1. Fair use should definitely cover singing a song while drunk in the back of a police car.  I’d put it under “educational purposes.”

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