If you’re going to use a fake ID to enter a bar, make sure the bouncer at the door isn’t the owner of the original ID

From Iowa City Press-Citizen

Police said a University of Iowa student tried to use a stolen ID to enter the Union Saturday morning.

The only problem with Steven J. Fiorella’s plan was that ID was stolen from the bouncer who was working the door that night.

That’s right — Fiorella, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student who hails from Chicago, gave the doorman his own ID back when Fiorella tried to pass it off as his own.

According to a criminal complaint, the doorman – who is not identified in the criminal complaint — notified Iowa City police officers at 12:55 a.m. that Fiorella tried to use his ID to enter the Union. The bouncer “immediately” recognized his driver’s license, police said. The driver’s license were reported stolen in February, police said.

Fiorella was also in possession of the doorman’s debit card and AAA card. Police said Fiorella claimed to have purchased the items at a party for $20.

Fiorella was charged with fifth-degree theft and unlawful use of another’s ID.