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Marvin Lopez went to the Orange County, Florida, courthouse to pay a traffic ticket. That's where he was arrested on an outstanding warrant for DUI and reckless driving. Lopez told authorities they had the wrong man. He says one jailer even remarked that he looked nothing like the man they wanted. But his lawyer says the sheriff's office never compared his fingerprints to those of the Marvin Lopez wanted for the traffic offense. So Lopez, the wrong Marvin Lopez, spent 37 days in jail until a prosecutor realized they had the wrong man during a pre-trial hearing.