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Go FYG-ure

The license plate had the name and official nickname of New York state. It was the familiar orange and blue. And a blue silhouette of the state appeared in the middle of the number “FYG-3925.” So why did an Erie County sheriff’s deputy stop the car? It might have had something to do with the fact that the “plate” was made of cardboard, painted by hand to imitate an actual New York license plate. Amanda Schweickert, 28, was charged, among other things, with possessing a forged instrument. “In case you are wondering,” tweeted the sheriff’s office, “homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal.” Schweickert was held for want of bail money. (AC/Tribune Media Wire) ...“In case you are wondering,” tweeted the court clerk, “homemade paper bail money is NOT legal.”
Original Publication Date: 13 March 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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