Maybe you've tried something clever to try and get out of a ticket before, but you probably weren't as bold as this Florida man.

While pulled over for speeding and while the police officer was in his cruiser, he took the time to call 911 and report that a man with a gun was about to kill someone, ABC News reported.

He was hoping that his frantic phone call would lead to the officer that had him pulled over to leave the scene, getting him out of his ticket.

But when the officer came back to the man's car, he realized that he was one making the call.

Now, instead of getting just a $200 ticket, he's looking at up to five years in prison.