I mean, how far will these American imperialists go? Taking over Germany's beloved Autobahn?
German traffic police were shocked to see a California Highway Patrol car cruising along the motorway, driven by a man dressed as an authentic American cop, authorities said on Thursday.
But they recovered sufficiently to book the 35-year-old Goettingen resident, whose uniform badge read "T.J. Lazer," for possessing a replica Smith & Wesson revolver without a license and having out-of-date registration plates.
"He was sitting at the wheel with his elbow on the window like in the best TV crime series," said Osthessen police spokesman Martin Schaefer. (...) The man told police he had been taking the 30-year-old vehicle to Bavaria to sell it and wanted to impress the buyer. (Source)
Update: Here is the original report of the German police including some pics. The "cop" carried a toy pump gun with him. His car with was equipped with U.S. police radio - transmitting pre-recorded messages.The guy apparently looked so convincing that during interrogation by German police on an Autobahn parking lot several drivers stopped by to ask him (and not the German police in civil clothes) for directions. I guess, the German drivers probably would have even taken orders from him... After all, he wore a uniform.