Ever get it really, really wrong? Like, you thought you saw something, but you really didn’t? Or thought maybe a person was someone they weren’t?
Mistaken identity cases usually don’t end well. In recent news, a guy in Texas attacked a father and son with a power saw and an ax, only to realize he had the wrong people. Oops, sorry!
Meanwhile, this Welsh dude totally got locked out of his home by the government…only they had the wrong house. Oops, sorry!
Then there’s this chick, who keeps getting arrested for crimes she did not commit! Oops, sorry!
Something like that actually happened to me, back when I lived in Oregon. While I wasn’t arrested, I was detained by police on more than one occasion because I happened to look like some other guy who was a local thief. Oops, sorry! (Stinking criminal doppelganger!)
My short story, BALLS, also deals with a case of mistaken identity – sort of. It’s actually based on something that happened to me in Italy one time back in the 90s. This wry tale has a great twist…check it out and let me know what you think!