Little Big Kid: 23-Year-Old Man Caught Faking as HS Student

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HARRISBURG, PA -- What if you could go back to high school and do it all over again? While some of us had better experiences than others, it's a question many of us have wondered about. "What if?"

Well for one man, a hypothetical wasn't enough, so he turned fantasy into reality. His name is Artur Samarin. He's a 23-year-old who posed as a sophomore named Asher Potts at a high school in Pennsylvania.

Police say he managed to get a driver's license and social security card using the alias Asher Potts, and then enrolled in John Harris High School where he became a model student. He was a National Honor Society member who was recognized for having a 4.1 GPA.

Guess things are easier the second time around. He was also a lieutenant in the navy Jr ROTC.

Authorities say the motive for all this was an expired visa. Turns out, Samarin is from the Ukraine and when it looked like he would be forced to return home, he decided to hide out in high school.

Now Samarin is re-living another high school experience -- detention. He's been arrested on charges of identity theft, tampering with public records and theft by unlawful taking.

Goes to show, not every do-over has a happy ending.