Student Spins Double Life Among Spanish Elite →

October 23, 2014 |

Raphael Minder, The New York Times:

MADRID — How is it that a baby-faced, 20-year-old university student skates his way into the coronation celebration of the new king, passes himself off as a government adviser to reportedly broker a lucrative business deal, and avoids traffic jams by flashing a fake police light?

That is the question members of Spain’s security services are asking themselves after the student, Francisco Nicolás Gómez Iglesias, was arrested last week and quickly gained prominence as the country’s most notorious gate-crasher.

The answer, disturbingly enough, is that he did it by falsifying police and secret service documents and pretending to hold several government and other official posts, Spain’s national police say.

How incredibly embarrassing. If it were a movie I’d have trouble believing it.

Also, the damned kid stole my idea. What am I going to do now with all these forged passports?