Maserati's unusual paint job lands driver in hot water

Maserati's unusual paint job lands driver in hot water
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He says he was only trying to help the police by painting his Maserati in a black-and-white scheme, but cops say he was actually illegally impersonating an officer.

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An unidentified Braintree, Massachusetts, driver was pulled over this weekend after an officer noticed that his 2010 Maserati was "made to look like a police cruiser," Braintree Deputy Police Chief Wayne Foster told The Patriot Ledger. The body was painted black and white with a shield on the doors and K-9 and 911 decals, but there was a reason for the similarities to a cop car: The driver said he was assisting the authorities "because other drivers noticed him and slowed down, thinking it was a police vehicle."

In this case, it's not the thought that counts, and the driver was charged with impersonating a police officer. A court date has yet to be set.

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