A full-sized sculpture of a Volkswagen Beetle received a parking ticket in Germany recently.
The sculpture had been built in a no-parking zone in the town of Aachen and had wing mirrors and outlines for headlights and a VW badge on the truck.
"It was incredibly realistic looking.," U.K. news website, Orange reported one local saying. "It looked like you could get into it and drive away once you'd swept the snow off."
In response to the prank, a police spokesman said: "We can take a joke as well as the next person and it was a very convincing prank. But whether it was made of metal or snow, it was still obstructing a road that should have been clear."
[via Orange UK]