VW Snow Sculpture Given Parking Ticket'It looked like you could get into it and drive away'
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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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