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Driver With Fake 'Del Boy' ID Is Stopped By Police

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Driver With Fake 'Del Boy' ID Is Stopped By Police

How far is too far? How do you know when your love for something - let's say a TV show - has crossed over into irrational obsession? If you're wondering, this could well be a good yard stick with which to measure.

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A man driving on the A47 in Norfolk was stopped by police and discovered to be in possession of a fake driver's licence.

But it wasn't just any old fake driver's licence - the dodgy ID claimed that he was Del Boy from Only Fools And Horses.

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Police were so amused that they posted a picture of the ID on their Twitter account.

The attention to detail is pretty impressive - not only does the licence have a photo of David Jason, the actor who played Del Trotter in the beloved BBC sitcom, but it has a 'Del Boy' signature.

It also lists the type of vehicle that the licence holder is able to drive as a 'three wheeler' - just like the one Del Boy drives in the series.

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However, if you're going to go that far, you may as well go all the way, and that's where this driver failed.

Not only is the birthday listed on the licence wrong - Del Boy's birthday is July 12, 1945, not August 30, 1958 as the licence shows - but the car the actual driver was stopped in was a Renault Megane with four wheels.

The real Del Boy Credit: BBC
The real Del Boy Credit: BBC

The driver was stopped by the Norfolk and Suffolk Police Unit at Terrington near King's Lynn and although we don't know why the car was stopped in the first place, it turned out that, in addition to the fake/spoof ID, the driver wasn't actually insured.

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As a result, the driver's car was seized by the cops.

Luckily for 'Del Boy' - whose real identity remains a mystery - the police acknowledged that the fake licence 'wasn't produced in an attempt to deceive' and actually admitted that it made them laugh. Not enough for the LAD to get his car back, though...

We're sure there's some more fascinating information that's yet to emerge about this story. What did the driver look like? Why did he have a spoof Del Boy licence? What's going to happen next?

We may never know, but we do know one thing - driving an uninsured car with a fake licence probably isn't the best idea in the world.

Featured Image Credit: Norfolk and Suffolk's Police Dog Unit

Topics: Police, Entertainment, TV and Film, Funny, Only Fools And Horses, Community

Mischa Pearlman
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