A teenager called police to report a man was brandishing a knife in public - but it turned out to be him carrying the blade.
Jack Barrass, 19, has been sent to prison for nine months after being caught by police in possession of the knife on March 24.
The teenager had called police to claim that he had witnessed a man waving a knife above his head on St James' Crescent in Benwell.
When police arrived they spotted a man who matched the description of the person given by the caller.
Officers approached him and carried out a stop and search, at which point the man admitted he had a knife tucked into his trousers.
Bodycam footage of the search has been shared by the force, showing Barrass admitting he has a knife seconds after being approached by an officer.
Live music at the Market Tavern in Bedlington every Tuesday evening from 8pm
* Guest hosts each week
* Pie pea and a pint supper only £5 - Pies supplied from D.J Lynn & Son Buchers
* Vinyl swap shop - bring along your records and swap and sell with others
* Guitar accessories on sale from Fretmarks music (was Dennis Todds music)
Another nail in the coffin for one of our drinking places or not? Who in their right mind would take on the lease in the current financial,abyss - I suppose that the building could end up as a Rest Home!