Never mind Queen, Robert Wilkinson wants to be mayor.
Wilkinson, 31, whose drunken rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in the back of an RCMP cruiser made him a viral video star, wants the top job in Edson, Alta.
He shot to fame after a cop cam captured him belting out the song at the top of his lungs — instrumental interlude included — after disputing his arrest in November 2011. The YouTube video has been viewed millions of times.
Wilkinson posted the video himself — the cops gave it to him as part of the evidence they planned to use against him at his trial for impaired driving and refusing a breathalyzer test. He was convicted of impaired driving and fined $1,400.
According to the town of Edson's website, Wilkinson is the only challenger to Mayor Greg Pasychny in the Oct. 21 election.
Edson is about 200 km west of Edmonton.