A video posted on social media shows the motorcyclist speeding through traffic while wearing his Monkey King outfit complete with gold and red silk clothing and boots, a phoenix-feather cap, and full face makeup.
Traffic police said he forgot one important necessity that motorcyclists who are mere mortals must wear: a helmet.
Instead of zipping off to the legendary "West Region" of the Monkey King novel, the man got a trip to the cop shop.
He told the police that he's an actor and staying in makeup and costume saves him a lot of time getting to his next performance.
The would-be Monkey King was fined 150 yuan ($21.2) and lost 4 of 12 points on his driver's license for not wearing a helmet. Unlike the real, fictional Monkey King, the man didn't make a fuss and promised not to ride without a helmet ever again.
"I know the Monkey King is a legendary figure from heaven, but he has to adapt to the traffic rules in the world of mortals," a netizen wrote on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
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