It may look like a prank, but this Smart Police Car is actually a member of the Chinese police force. This micro-cop car was spotted in the city of Jinan in China's Shandong Province.
It is common for criminals in China to paint regular cars the color of police vehicles in order to dupe the law and prey on citizens. This Smart Police Car is as real as they come. China's biggest cities are filled with narrow streets and tons of traffic. A small and highly maneuverable police vehicle just make sense. Smarts also save on gas, which is good as China is currently suffering from increased pollution due to increased car ownership.