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Title: Who Are We Thinking Of?
Post by: W1RC on June 06, 2022, 12:55:08 PM
Holden Maine police have a message for you: If you?re going to fake an inspection sticker, at least get your spelling right.

     A driver recently attempted to pass off a fake inspection sticker, but the Holden Police Department wasn?t fooled. In fact, the department used it as a teachable moment about the importance of proper spelling.

?Here?s a thought: If you plan on trying to fool the police with your fake inspection sticker, how about at least spelling all the words correctly?? the Holden poliwwwce said in a tweet.

The artist behind this masterpiece misspelled vehicle?as ?vehical.?

It?s not the first time Mainers have gotten creative with their stickers. In 2016, a Whitefield man was charged after police found him using a piece of plastic foam as an inspection sticker and people got a hearty chuckle when Livermore Falls police found a woman had made an inspection sticker using a notice from the Auburn Police Department that appeared to be a reminder to pay a fine. That same year, an Ellsworth man was accused of making one from a milk carton.

Laughs aside, faking an inspection sticker is a Class E crime punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.