Man Arrested Despite Handing Deputy 'Get Out Of Jail Free' Card

A man tried to get out of arrest by bringing one of America's favorite board games to life, presenting the officer with a "Get Out Of Jail Free" Monopoly card.

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Getting pulled over is nerve-wracking, but one man decided to poke a little humor into the situation.

When a Dakota County deputy pulled over a man in Minnesota, he was presented with a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card taken from a Monopoly board game. 

According to CNN, what began as a traffic stop turned into an arrest after Deputy Mike Vai learned that the man had an outstanding fifth-degree controlled substance warrant. The police officer carried on with a routine search and found that the man carried a piece of one of America's most iconic games around with him just in case he got into a situation like this.

"We appreciate the humor! Deputy Vai arrested a gentleman this weekend on an outstanding warrant," the sheriff's department wrote on their Facebook page, posting a picture of the card as well. "He carried this Monopoly card just in case. 'A' for effort!"

The man's bail was reportedly posted at $5,000, considerably more than the $50 fine and three missed turns required in Monopoly, CNN notes. While life is no board game and the card didn't get the man out of jail, it did get him a hearty laugh from law enforcement and a memorable news story. 

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