His super fake license plates fooled no-one.
Crime, in all its forms, generally has a similar end goal: don't get caught. Someone who obviously didn't know this is an ill-advised BMW 3 Series driver in South Australia who decided to transport a disturbing mix of weapons and drugs. In an apparent attempt to be as conspicuous as possible, the 31-year-old man's car was fitted with fake paper license plates that had been attached with sticky tape, according to an ABC News report. Besides the sticky tape, the plates weren't even the right size, making it obvious that they weren't legit.
The story gets more worrisome from there, though. After being stopped in the small city of Port Augusta on Tuesday, police found an ice pick, a homemade knife, and even a meat cleaver in the car. We'd rather not entertain the thought of what these weapons could be used for. The man was also found to have a pair of scissors and a used syringe on his person, along with small bags filled with cannabis and what appeared to be methamphetamine. The combination of all of these things doesn't exactly instill a warm and fuzzy feeling. It's far removed from the typical vehicle-related arrests we're used to seeing, like those involving unhinged drivers of muscle cars like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger Hellcat.
A police statement said: "Police checks on the 31-year-old man driving the BMW revealed he hadn't held a current driver's license since 2009." Unsurprisingly, the driver was arrested and is now facing multiple charges including the use of false plates, driving a vehicle without a license, and offenses relating to the possession of weapons and drugs. The man was allegedly granted bail but will need to appear in court on September 7 - we're not sure that three months is enough time to come up with a believable story to explain the reasons for his various transgressions.