Massachusetts police charge man with officer impersonation for Maserati looking like a cop car
Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman in Braintree, Massachusetts, spotted a Maserati resembling a police cruiser over the weekend, he pulled it over.Completely and utterly worthless without pics. There's a wide gulf between an exotic Italian sports car with a black-and-white paintjob and a someone attempting to impersonate a police office. Maserati does make a sedan, though, and perhaps that's what's at play here.
Deputy Chief Wayne Foster tells The Patriot Ledger the luxury Italian vehicle's body was painted black and white with a police-style shield on the doors, and police-related decals.
I mean, there's a world of difference between this:
painted up in black and white. It would have made the article much clearer, even, had they identified the model of Maserati, especially considering that the marque is more known for the former, rather than the latter. Apparently there was enough similarity with a cruiser to charge the dude, however I suspect anyone that can afford a Maserati can also afford a lawyer that will make this all go away...
Especially when I have a sneaking suspicion that the "shield" on the door was most likely a "Transformers" logo...
That is all.