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VW Snow Sculpture Given Parking Ticket

'It looked like you could get into it and drive away'

(Image credit: CEN)

German traffic wardens were a bit too overzealous in distributing parking tickets recently, giving a citation to a Volkswagen Beetle -- made of snow. The life-size snow sculpture was built in a no-parking zone in the town of Aachen, reports the website Orange, and featured details such as side-view mirrors and outlines for headlights.

One local told the website, "It was incredibly realistic looking. It looked like you could get into it and drive away once you'd swept the snow off."

The officers realized their mistake after they attempted to scrape snow from the license plate to read the tag numbers and discovered there was no plate, only more snow.

While a lot of people have gotten a good laugh over the stunt, the local police aren't chuckling.

"We can take a joke as well as the next person and it was a very convincing prank," the site reports a spokesman as saying. "But whether it was made of metal or snow it was still obstructing a road that should have been clear."

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Bonnie

they do ticket cars with no plates in fact there was something in snopes about a man whose plates were NO PLATES he could not renew his license until all the fines were paid... Or he could prove they were not his

March 20 2013 at 11:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nagyjump

No plate. No ticket!!! Can't believe everything you read.

March 20 2013 at 9:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ty

No Smart car in the middle?

March 20 2013 at 6:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DAVE

This is a job for Lizard Lick.

March 20 2013 at 6:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
flbob

We tried that in Miami, not as funny.

March 19 2013 at 10:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dudeinbluejeans

What a bunch of whiney pukey cops.

March 19 2013 at 9:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
saksr1of3

Now that's funny as hell.

March 19 2013 at 6:10 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
shoesfarmhouse

I would have liked to see them try to tow it away.Too funny

March 19 2013 at 3:30 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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Jennie

Right can u imagine them calling a tow truck and everything lol LOVE IT

March 20 2013 at 3:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ty

Only after it sat for a week with a boot on it.

March 20 2013 at 6:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mike711l

Pretty stupid headline since the cops couldn't give the "car" a ticket with no plate.

I kind of wonder how far they dug into the snow before realizing that it wasn't real?

March 19 2013 at 3:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Patrick

Probably into the backseat.

March 20 2013 at 3:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
EMIL MARTINEZ

Thats talent right there boy o boy,, how did thewy kow whose car it was? what license plate did they issue the ticket to? what makes them think the ticket is going to get delivired>? inserted in the window on top of the snowy windshield, how cool is that,, prank something to make news in this case keep looking for a job, cause this kind of reporting sorry not a chance,,,

March 19 2013 at 3:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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