Two brothers from a set of triplets fooled prison authorities in Russia when one brother swapped places with the other to give him a brief taste of freedom. Rather than returning, the freed brother ran off with his brother’s girlfriend. It took years for the authorities to realize they had been duped.
In 2015, a father saved his son’s life when doctors wrongly declared him brain-dead and were taking him off life support. He barricaded himself with a gun in the hospital and had a stand-off with SWAT until his son squeezed his hand. The son made a full recovery.
A lawyer was hired for a traffic case. Instead of sitting his client at the witness table, he dressed another person to look like the client. When the only witness (a policeman) was asked to point to the defendant in the room, he pointed to the fake client. The real defendant was found not guilty.