A cop in Zimbabwe has been locked up in the police barracks for the past month because he had the audacity to use a bathroom reserved for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (pictured) during a trade show.

Mugabe wasn't using the bathroom, and homicide detective Alois Mabhunu really had to go. So he allegedly "rushed" the VIP loo, leading to his immediate detention.

Alois finally got his day in court last week, where he was handed down a sentence of 10 more days in jail, as well as a demotion in rank.

Robert Mugabe has been rated the worst dictator in the world, edging wackos such as North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Meaning it's entirely possible that Alois and his inopportune bladder actually got off easy.

[CNN]