Man paints his car to look like police car
Man paints his car to look like police car Below left, a Maserati resembling a police cruiser sits parked along the shore in Quincy, Mass. A new Maserati appears in a showroom, below (- AP photo / Getty Images)
Man paints his car to look like police car
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Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers. But not Maseratis. Those are luxury cars from Italy.

A patrolman spotted a Maserati that resembled a police cruiser. So he pulled it over.

Deputy Chief Wayne Foster tells The Patriot Ledger newspaper the Maserati was painted black and white. It had a police-style shield on the doors. It also had police-related decals.

The door shield wasn't accompanied by the usual police phrase "Protect and Serve." Instead, the Maserati's door shields said "Decepticons punish and enslave."

The driver told the officer that he was actually assisting police. Drivers noticed him and slowed down, he said.

He was charged with impersonating a police officer. Impersonating means pretending to be.

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  • Kylerw4
    10/31/2014 - 07:12 p.m.

    That should be illegal, because painting your car like a police car would be like you got a job at the police dept.

  • alexh-sti
    11/11/2015 - 10:46 a.m.

    i don't thinks its a good idea to paint a car like a police car because if your trying to get to work and the "Cops" pull you over you get stress because a fake cop pulls you over and your try to get to work but i like the painted car but don't take it on to the streets because you could really make someone mad by pulling them over with a fake police car

  • wevan-par
    11/24/2015 - 11:37 a.m.

    Wow um that was odd and sad this really stunned me cause he had a bad idea like that but still here's what I don't get why would citizens think he's a cop if it says "Decepticons" a reference from a movie.

  • julianw-wes
    12/09/2015 - 02:57 p.m.

    I think it was dumb that he got charged with a impersonating a police officer. He was just trying to help the people slow down so they don't get caught by a real police man.

  • rjs-
    11/15/2016 - 02:35 p.m.

    I learned about police cars and what color they are. I learned about painting a regular car to look like a police car. ThisIf is not safe and illegal. What if people really need help and you are not a policeman?

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