Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spot The Difference

This is a picture of a sheriff's department truck that I posted nearly two years ago.  A squad car is parked close behind.  I took the pic because there were several units in the HEB parking lot that day.  It struck me as odd.  Now here's a picture of a similar truck featured in the LMT today.

Fake deputy bust

Imposter uses truck, uniform to attempt smuggling
By César G. Rodriguez
Published: Thursday, May 27, 2010 2:19 AM CDT
U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector agents busted a smuggling attempt of 1,000 pounds of pot Wednesday when officials spotted a fake Webb County Sheriff’s Department pickup, manned by a fake deputy.

This imposter was spotted by Border Patrol agents working near Freer, TX.  They quickly noticed that the person who was driving the truck was wearing a fake uniform.  And the truck wasn't fitted with a laptop or radio. 

Props to the BP agents.  You have to wake up pretty early to get one past them.  Fake decals and a round deputy's badge are not going to cut it.  

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