Fake Massachusetts license plate fools no one - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Fake Massachusetts license plate fools no one

Posted: Updated:

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts state trooper noticed something a little odd about the license plate she spotted on a car on Interstate 391 in Chicopee.

Upon closer inspection, there was a lot odd about it.

The "license plate" on the car pulled over at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was actually just a piece of cardboard. In a poor attempt to replicate a real Massachusetts license plate, the letters and numbers were crudely drawn with a red marker.

The word "Massachusetts" and the phrase "The Spirit of America" were written in the appropriate places in blue pen.

The 20-year-old woman driving the vehicle was charged with driving with a suspended license and attaching false plates.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Philippines' Mayon volcano showing signs of unrest

    Philippines' Mayon volcano showing signs of unrest

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:41:11 GMT
    Government scientists say one of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks.
    One of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday.
  • Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

    Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:31:13 GMT
    Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.
    Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.
  • Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:12:21 GMT
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the...
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken...