You Can’t Make YOUR Car Look Like A Cop Car
Woman arrested for making her car look like a cop car. . . . Because She “Loved the Color Scheme”? No really.
Okay – there are certain cars I wanted as a kid. The Coyote kit car in “Hardcastle and McCormick”, the GMC A-Team van, of course The Bandit’s 1977 Trans Am, Lee Majors jacked up truck in “The Fall Guy”, oh I can keep going. But in all my years as a car nut I’ve never wanted to own a cop car (admittedly it would be fun to drive around for Halloween as the Sheriff Buford T Justice…but never own one, right? Let’s go to Florida and follow this story – of a girl and her cop car paint scheme.
It’s illegal to transform your vehicle to make it look like a police car. Even if you’re only doing it because it LOOKS TIGHT. (???)
A 28-year-old woman in Florida was arrested this week, after she was caught driving a Dodge Charger, which was painted in the same black and bronze paint scheme as Florida Highway Patrol trooper cars. It even had a light bar.
At first, the woman claimed she BOUGHT IT that way . . . but then she admitted that she was a security guard, and she had the car wrapped like that on purpose.
She said she, quote, “fell in love with the color scheme.” She also admitted that she added the blue-and-white light bar on the car’s roof.
She was charged with: Imitating a Florida Highway Patrol marked unit . . . misusing a dealer plate . . . and driving a vehicle with no registration.
(Here’s a photo of the car.)
Since we’re talking about weird car stories (like the woman arrested for making her car look like a cop car story) – here’s one: The car into the house while doing a sewing instructional video. Oh it happened.