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The Maserati was black and white like a police car. It had 911 and K-9 decals, police said. But a Braintree, Mass., patrol officer wasn’t aware of any local police departments using $100,000 Maseratis, so he pulled it over. “My client was charged with impersonating a police officer,” said the unidentified driver’s lawyer, “because he drove a Maserati which is decorated like a ‘Transformers’ character.” That’s right: the side of the car bore the word “Decepticons” and the motto “Punish & Enslave”. The court dropped the charges. (AC/Quincy, Mass., Patriot-Ledger, WHDH Boston) ...How could anyone confuse movie villains out to punish people and take away their freedom with the police?
Original Publication Date: 07 September 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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