Police Somehow Not Fooled By $100K Maserati Painted Like A Cop Car

Cop car paint colors? Check. Some sort of shield with some sort of saying on the side? Done. K-9 and 9-1-1 decals in appropriate spots? Got’em. Yet somehow, police in Massachusetts realized that a Maserati isn’t likely to be a real cop car. Because hello, $100,000 (give or take a few thousand) sports car, you’ve clearly got better things to do than impersonating a police cruiser.

The Braintree, Mass. deputy police chief says a patrol officer stopped a man driving a Maserati that was “made to look like a police cruiser,” including a black-and-white paint job with a police-ish shield on the doors and the appropriate decals, reports the Patriot-Ledger.

And upon closer inspection, that shield actually read “Decepticons punish and enslave,” instead of “protect and serve.

Another telltale sign — the vehicle was missing the blue police lights on top.

A patrol officer found himself behind the Maserati and found it funny, because he “didn’t know of any (police) department that had a Maserati,” so he pulled the car over.

The driver insisted that he was actually doing police a favor by driving around, “because other drivers noticed him and slowed down, thinking it was a police vehicle.”

It’s unclear how that defense will hold up — he’s been summoned for a clerk magistrate hearing in district court.

Braintree cops say Maserati owner impersonating officer [The Patriot-Ledger]

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  1. schwartzster says:

    Only *barely* resembles a police car and it’s not like he was pretending to be a cop (pulling people over, etc.). I think the charges are baseless and hope the case gets thrown out.

    • War says:

      I know. If his charges don’t get thrown out, will all Crown Vics be illegal? They look too much like unmarked police cars. What about cars that the police sell at auction? Those still have the spot lights on them, even.

      This is stupid unless the owner was actively attempting to fool people into thinking he was a cop.

  2. Alecto67 says:

    I, for one, welcome our new Decepticon Overlords.