Skip to comments.New York woman draws her own license plate
Posted on 03/07/2016 1:32:41 PM PST by nascarnation
A woman from Sardinia, NY, was arrested after police noticed her license plate was less an official marking and more of a bad art project. Deputies spotted the poorly plagiarized plate on Amanda Schweickert's car as she drove through Springville, NY, WIVB reported. As far as fakes go, this one was hardly convincing. It appears that Schweickert took a stack of Crayola markers to a license plate-ish size slab of cardboard and thought 'good enough.' She at least stopped at hot gluing macaroni to it. How she thought this would fool authorities is anyone's guess.
Naturally, the cops arrested Schweickert and charged her with a felony count of possessing a forged instrument and misdemeanor counts of driving on a suspended registration, as well as three traffic and vehicle infractions. But her crimes against art will unfortunately go unpunished. She is currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center on a $400 bond.
Schweickert is not the only person to try and pull off an arts and crafts license plate. In 2014, a Massachusetts woman was arrested for driving with an equally hilarious homemade plate made out of cardboard, according to MassLive. Fake license plates are also a favorite of so called 'Sovereign Citizens' who feel that state and federal laws don't apply to them, even as they use state and federal roads. The Newsminer reported a man in Alaska drove around with a fake plate on the back of his 1985 Ford Pinto that read "Approved National Non-Commercial Private Property Without Prejudice UCC 1-308 1-303.6." When pulled over, he handed the officer a card demanding $15,000, to be paid in gold, before answering any questions. He apparently failed to impress the officer and ended up with a felony charge as well.
Again? She did that yesterday.
She never learns
Sovereign Citizen. I pity the court officials who have to process this bird.
This is all over the news. I wouldn’t be surprised if she parlayed it into a graphic design job. I mean, it’s New York, right?
With the state of our scan machines and cell phones and printers I am surprised a whole lot more of a much better quality plates aren’t faked
Lacking a full body shot, I’m withholding judgement.
With some good makeup, there may be potential, LOL
Agree, very easy to accomplish.
Back in the early 2000s, a kid my daughter knew in college had a program that could generate a fake driver license for any of the 50 states (that was before the holograms were added).
Yikes! She looks like Lena Dunham.
It's racist and xenophobic to require official plates and current renewal tags. Besides, they have no money to confiscate and white Americans should remain the sole source of funding for
police officers on patrol Mobile Tax Collectors.
Looks like a Clinton voter to me.
I’ve seen this type before, one who always refers to it as “the civil government” used to make his own license plate in similar kind of protest. Story goes, the sheriff explained that if he didn’t get a real one he might soon be making license plates all day long. The guy complied but put a big sign in his back window explaining how the US was being taken over by nazis or something.
your own self-made parking space
this can be thought of as a metaphor, for
a certain president of the united states, for instance
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