Pranksters Use Fake License Plates for Revenge

By: Sandra Winn - Published: Dec 22, 2008 • References: thenewspaper & futurismic
Highway speed cameras are meant to slow down those with a lead foot, lest they risk being ticketed.  However, a few student pranksters from Maryland are using them for mean-spirited pranks. They are cloning license plates from vehicles of someone who has gotten under their skin. The students then take a fast-pass joyride down the highway with their fake license plates and, a few weeks later, their victim receives a ticket in the mail.

Isn’t 21st Century punking just grand? I doubt the ticket would stick. You may be able to fake a license plate but you cannot do the same for make and model.  Still, the victim would have to go through the pain-in-the-butt process of clearing their name--which probably makes the prankster feel rather successful. Stats for Fooling Highway Speed Cameras Trending: Older & Chilly
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