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Bohemian Rhapsody sung in its entirety by drunken man in the back of a police car

Kara Menini

Bohemian Rhapsody originally sung by the group Queen

Police video has gone viral

Bohemian Rhapsody has been re-born thanks to a drunken Canadian who was picked up by police. Robert Wilkinson uploaded the video himself, so he could share it with friends. The tape was released to him because he decided to defend himself in court and was given an evidence disclosure package.

Before entering into Bohemian Rhapsody, originally performed by the group Queen, the man feels the need to contest his arrest: “I have done nothing wrong and even the situation where you grab me has nothing to do with having been sort of intoxicated, as you proclaim. And I didn’t say that I was intoxicated when you grabbed me and I haven’t [drunken slur] but it doesn’t even matter. What it has to do with the brotherhood of man on the planet earth.”

At this point in the video, the man rips off his glasses and starts singing Bohemian Rhapsody in its entirety. Both the vocals and music are beautifully yelled by the 29-year-old man from Edson, Alta., until the very last line where he yell-sings, “Nothing really matters, even the RCMP.” The man, looking satisfied in his performance, puts his glasses back on and sits back. The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer, having sat through all of Bohemian Rhapsody, gets out of the car to take the man into custody. When the door is opened, the man asks if he has to be cuffed. The officer responds with asking him if he will become physical and the man responds, “Physical violence is the least of my priorities.”

The Bohemian Rhapsody protégé has apparently pleaded not guilty to charges of impaired driving and not guilty to refusing to take a breathalyzer. His court date is set for November.

Check out the video on YouTube!

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