A fake driver’s license bearing President Rodrigo Duterte’s photo was seized recently by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in California, USA.
Vice police officers from LAPD Rampart spotted the fake ID, the said station announced on its official Twitter account last Wednesday, March 10.
“Good thing our Officers patrol Historic Filipino Town and are up to speed. Nice try,” police quipped.
The owner of the fake California driver’s license, who had a Glendale address, used a smirking photo of the Philippine president.
Although police censored some information printed on the ID, including the name, the signature beneath the ID photo seemingly read “Norman D.”
Police did not disclose if they were able to identify the owner of the fake ID or if he or she was Filipino American.
Filipinos are the third-largest Asian American group in the US with a population of over 4 million as of 2018. California is, meanwhile, home to the largest group of Filipino Americans with a population of over 1.6 million, according to the US Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) released in 2019.
In Los Angeles County alone, over 400,000 residents are Filipino Americans, according to the 2013 to 2017 ACS 5-year estimates. /ra