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Massachusetts police catch driver with homemade license plate crafted from pizza box, markers

Posted at 10:47 AM, Nov 14, 2017

Police in Massachusetts shared some friendly advice on Facebook for any crafty criminals: Don't make your own license plates at home.

The Hopkinton, Massachusetts Police Department shared a photo of a car they'd recently pulled over that was sporting a rear license plate that was made using cardboard and markers.


Officers called the car's driver a "creative operator" but said they charged them with operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle, as well as using fake plates.

In its Facebook post, the department advised people not to make their own license plates but said if they do, "make sure not to use cardboard from a pizza box and magic markers."

Clint Davis is a reporter for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis. Keep up to date with the latest news by following @ScrippsNational on Twitter.