Courtesy of Australian reader 'Snoggeramus', we learn of a puzzling fake police car in Darwin.
TERRITORY police have taken a fake New York cop car off the road - now they are trying to figure out if it is illegal.
The NYPD car complete with flashing amber lights was a long way from Manhattan when it was pulled over in the Darwin CBD on Wednesday night.
"It was clearly marked up as an NYPD car," Superintendent James O'Brien said. "Now we are going to investigate whether the person needed a permit for the lights on the top and the police sticker."
The white Commodore had blue stripes down each side and a "POLICE" sticker on the bonnet.
There's more at the link, including a picture of the car.
So . . . can anyone figure out why an Australian driver would want to rig up his Australian vehicle to look like a (not very good) fake of a New York police car? Wouldn't it have looked more convincing if it imitated a local version?