When you are late with your rent, just play dead.

According to Bangor Daily News, Fort Kent police found 28-year-old Ted Zarnis pretending to be unconscious. He really thought this was the best way to avoid his landlord.

The landlord of the Main Street apartment called police when he saw Ted playing dead last week. A Fort Kent cop and Maine state trooper showed up. And that's when Ted was awake and well, fine.

However, the officers did find out that Ted may wish he really was unconscious, because he has an outstanding warrant for not showing up in court for a criminal threatening charge. Oh Ted. He is currently having some quality time at the Aroostook County Jail.

His first court appearance is Monday. I'm thinking he should just go to this one and not pull the ol' 'I'm dead' trick as we have seen it does not work.