Would you go this far to avoid a traffic ticket? Yoshihiro Nishimura, a Japanese commuter caught driving without a license, decided to forgo his masculine pride and pretended to be a woman so as to fool the traffic officers.


The 31 year old had his license revoked three years ago and thus, was not supposed to be driving at all.

Thereby, when stopped by officers at a routine inspection, he employed a number of tricks to deceive them. He avoided showing any ID by pretending he had forgotten his license. When pressed for more information, he promptly gave his wife’s name for the ticket.

When the wary officers inquired about the feminine name, he cited a recent sex change operation for any discrepancies they saw in him.

“I’m undergoing a sex change procedure. I am a woman,” was his defense.

Despite the persistent questions by the police, he stood by his claim, that he was in fact of the female variety.

According to the police, his physical features were far from feminine.

The police said that the man “is short, but has short hair and definitely doesn’t appear to be a woman.”

Finally, after an hour of lying about his gender, Nishimura confessed the truth to the police.




Shinigami (A. K. Goemans) is a Netherlands-based writer who is into horror movies, computer games and manga. She lived in different parts of Asia and Africa before settling down in the Netherlands.