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Police Officer Accidentally Gives Himself A Ticket

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Police Officer Accidentally Gives Himself A Ticket

A West Yorkshire Roads Policing Unit Officer has become the laughing stock of his whole force after accidentally issuing a fine to himself.

Now, you'd think that if a large part of your job was giving out tickets and penalties to road users, you would at least know how to fill the form in.

However, this officer put his name in the wrong bit and only realised his mistake when a letter dropped through his door and accused him of driving a vehicle without any tax.

Credit: Triangle News
Credit: Triangle News
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Of course, he didn't do it, but the letter read: "We have received evidence that at 21.20 hours on 15/02/18 this vehicle was being used or kept while untaxed in Oak Lane, Bradford."

It continued to say that the officer had a month to pay a fine of £81 or risk being dragged through the courts.

That was his opportunity - he should have just forked over the money and avoided the humiliation.

As it happens, they didn't and must have owned up.

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Whoever runs the force's official Twitter account wasn't about to let this one go and posted a tweet ridiculing him. It said: "To the great amusement of the rest of the office, one of our colleagues managed to fill a form in incorrectly, and prosecuted himself for driving an untaxed vehicle! Definitaly [sic] a bunable offence?"

Whilst it is not clear what exactly 'bunable' means (I mean, is it a pun on banable? Does he have to bring cakes in to work as punishment?) the officer no doubt feels a little bit silly after his mistake.

Others seem to be in on the joke though.

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Andrew Bradshaw said: "Krispy Kreme at the very least for that one!"

Credit: Triangle News
Credit: Triangle News

Silly as it is, he should know that he is not alone, and at least his was a genuine mistake.

In the USA it turns out this happens quite a bit. An Oklahoma police officer was forced to give himself a ticket after he was captured speeding. Fair play to him, he paid it - after he was caught on video.

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Also in America, an officer responsible for monitoring the red light cameras spotted himself and gave himself the fine.

With any luck, the West Yorkshire officer guilty of this horrific 'crime' will fork out and buy his entire force a load of cakes to the value of his 'fine'.

How far does £81 get you at Krispy Kreme?


Featured Image Credit: Triangle News

Topics: Police, UK, Traffic

Tom Wood
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